Isabelle Ross/KDLG

People learning Yup’ik now have another way to practice. A new Yup’ik language app aims to help them develop their skills outside the classroom. The goal is to revitalize the language in Bristol Bay. 

Sally Benedict

This month, the students at Rocky Mountain School in Goodnews Bay have started reciting the Pledge of Allegiance in Yup’ik.

Avery Lill/KDLG

This spring, the Alaska legislature asked the governor's office to declare a state of emergency for 20 Alaska Native languages. Two participants of an Indigenous language workshop talked to KDLG about challenges of revitalizing language in Yup’ik-speaking regions.

Hannah Colton/KDLG

The Inuit soul group Pamyua returned to Dillingham this week for a community concert. 

"I Am Yup'ik" film makes its way to Sundance

Dec 9, 2015
Courtesy of Sundance Film Festival

The film “I Am Yup’ik,” has been selected for the 2016 Sundance Film Festival, the nonprofit organization announced Tuesday.

Kilbuck School burns in Bethel Tuesday

Nov 3, 2015
Shane Iverson / KYUK

Afternoon update: the Yup'ik immersion school has been destroyed, while the Kuskokwim Learning Academy and the library containing Yup'ik artifacts are still standing. 

Alaska Native Language Center

In historic settlement, state agrees to translate official election materials into Gwich’in and up to six different dialects of Yup’ik

"Drums of Winter" To Tour Alaska

Jun 16, 2014
Oregon Provence Archives

Alaska’s first film to be inducted to the National Film Registry will be going on tour in communities of Alaska.

In 1988, after working on the film for ten years, curator of film at the University of Alaska Museum of the North and Professor of English at University of Alaska Fairbanks Leonard Kamerling co-directed the documentary “Drums of Winter.”