Yupik

Voters at the Lower Kuskokwim School District choosing primary election ballots on Tuesday, August 19th, 2014.

Voters at the Lower Kuskokwim School District choosing primary election ballots on Tuesday, August 19th, 2014.

Attorneys have responded to the State of Alaska’s proposed plan to address a state Supreme Court order to improve translation of voting materials in Native languages before November 4th Elections.

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Voters at the Lower Kuskokwim School District choosing primary election ballots on Tuesday, August 19th, 2014.

Voters at the Lower Kuskokwim School District choosing primary election ballots on Tuesday, August 19th, 2014.

The state of Alaska is proposing several changes in how they deliver voting information to Alaska Natives whose first language is Yup’ik or Gwich’in.

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search-4Plaintiffs in a voting rights lawsuit are reacting to news that a Federal Court Judge has ruled in their favor. Wednesday a judge ruled that the State of Alaska violated the Voting Rights Act by failing to provide translations into Native languages.

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An uluaq with a blade made of slate, and a still in tact wooden handle was one of many priceless treasures on display at the Qanirtuuq building on Quinhagak. Photo by Charles/KYUK.

An “uluaq” with a blade made of slate with a wooden handle. Photo by Charles/KYUK

An archeological excavation highlights ancient Yup’ik culture near Quinhagak.

Archeologists and students from the University of Alberdeen in Scotland say they’ve uncovered significant artifacts in a large dig outside Quinhagak in Western Alaska.
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