Alutiiq Language Speakers

Alutiiq Language Speakers

Summary: 
This collection is a compilation of speakers who have shared biographical information and images.
Description: 

The collection of speakers compiled here is not comprehensive, but instead highlights individuals who have been instrumental in language revitalization and the formation of the language archives.

Digital Heritage Items: 
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Community: 
Language Learning
Category: 
Archival
Summary: 
Fred Coyle learned Alutiiq from his mother and father, and has helped to establish an Alutiiq language learning group in Anchorage in collaboration with Irene Coyle and John Yakanak.
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Community: 
Language Learning
Category: 
Archival
Summary: 
Born in California, Alfred Quijance grew up speaking Alutiiq and moved to Kodiak when he was eleven years old. He and his wife Helen now live in Seldovia, where he enjoys carpentry and eating traditional foods such as duck, seal, and baidarkies.
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Community: 
Language Learning
Category: 
Speaker Registry
Summary: 
Born in Old Harbor to Walter and Julia Melovedoff, Sally Carlough grew up in Kaguyak. She has since lived in Kodiak, Akhiok, and Anchorage.
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Community: 
Language Learning
Category: 
Speaker Registry
Summary: 
Ephim Moonin was born in Nanwalek to Herman and Annie Moonin. He grew up speaking only Sugt'stun until he went to school.
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Community: 
Language Learning
Category: 
Speaker Registry
Summary: 
Irene was born in Akhiok. She learned Alutiiq by listening to her father, grandmother, and grandfather, and has helped to establish an Alutiiq language learning program in Anchorage in collaboration with Fred Coyle and John Yakanak.
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Community: 
Language Learning
Category: 
Speaker Registry
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Community: 
Language Learning
Category: 
Speaker Registry
Summary: 
Rhoda Moonin is a fluent Sugt'stun speaker who has worked as language coordinator in an immersion preschool.
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Community: 
Language Learning
Category: 
Speaker Registry
Summary: 
Sally Ash was born and raised in Nanwalek. After training as a hairdresser, she went on to teach at a Sugt'stun immersion school along with her sister, Rhoda Moonin.