January 1, 2014
2014 will be bringing a lot of exciting and ground-breaking changes for the Eyak People. We’ve had the tragic distinction of being the first tribe in Alaska to have its language declared ‘extinct.’ Now, we have the opportunity to become known as the first tribe in Alaska to make its language live again. We now have all the resources for this history-making effort: a major grant from the Administration for Native Americans - the help of a lot of other partner organizations including the Eyak Preservation Council, The Eyak Corporation, the Alaska Native Languages Archive, and the National Geographic Genographic Fund - the talents of a dedicated academic and technical team - and most importantly - the commitment and vision of our community – dAXunhyuu – the Eyak People.
You’re already seeing some of the first changes here at eyakpeople.com which is being remodeled to make way for the new dAXunhyuuga’ eLearning Program and Learner’s Dictionary. We’ve also ramped up our facebook page - Eyak Language Revitalization DaXunhyuuga’ - to keep you up-to-date on all things Eyak. And there is a lot coming up soon. Here’s a quick overview so you can save some dates: