January 23-34, 2019
We are a collective who are passionate about our language, people and communities and are committed to helping our people thrive for generations to come. There are many who have come before us in this work, to perpetuate language, facilitate convenings, create materials and curriculum, and more. We honor this work and offer a continuation of these long standing efforts in drawing us all together for long-term planning, and the long-term health and vitality of our language, for millennia to come.
In May of 2018, the Iñupiaq/Inupiaq team at the UAF Alaska Native Language Revitalization Institute, in accordance with prior longstanding conversations by community members, identified the need to come together as one. As such, we as a collective are calling for a Summit, the first of its kind take place in Qikiqtaġruk (Kotzebue) in January of 2019 .