February 16, 2018

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Rep. Bryce Edgmon

Rep. Edgmon’s Feb 16th Legislative Update: Important Week at the Legislature for the Alaska Native Community

Today is Elizabeth Peratrovich Day—honoring the Southeast Tlingit equal-rights champion whose successes on behalf of Alaska Natives preceded the Lower-48 civil rights movement by a full decade. It’s only fitting, then, that we devote this this week’s newsletter to events marking past and present efforts and accomplish-ments by distinguished Alaska Native leaders.

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House District 38, Your E-News Updates from the Legislative Session February 16th, 2018: House Finance Subcommittees are Wrapping Up!

At day 32 of the legislative session, we are over halfway through the short month of February and the House Finance subcommittees are closing out with amendments to be considered on the House floor. We have updates below on some of the details that are relevant to our region as well as a link to the Governor’s proposed budget that the legislature is considering.

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Rep. Dan Ortiz

Resolution Introduced to Help Preserve Alaska’s Vital Native Languages

Juneau – Earlier today, Representative Dan Ortiz (I-Ketchikan) introduced a resolution to help ensure the survival of native languages in Alaska. House Concurrent Resolution 19 urges Alaska Governor Bill Walker to issue an administrative order recognizing that a “linguistic emergency” exists in Alaska. The resolution calls on state agencies, the Alaska State Legislature, Alaska Native organizations, and others to work to strengthen policies to ensure the survival of Alaska Native languages, many of which are on the verge of extinction.

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