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Board: Alaska Native Language Preservation and Advisory Council

Board identification number: 505


Authority: 44.33.520

Status: Active

Sunset date:

Requirements: No Legislative Confirmation or Financial Disclosure required

Prohibitions: None.

Term: 3 years

Chair: Selected by board

Description: The council consists of five voting members who are professional language experts and who represent diverse regions of the state. In addition, one member of the Senate appointed by the President of the Senate and one member of the House of Representatives appointed by the speaker of the House of Representatives shall serve on the council as nonvoting members. In appointing the nonvoting members of the council, the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives shall appoint a member of the bush caucus, if a bush caucus exists. (Bush caucus” means a group of legislators that represents rural areas of the state). The members appointed by the Governor shall serve at the pleasure of the Governor.”

Function: The council shall advise both the Governor and Legislature on programs, policies, and projects to provide for the cost-effective preservation, restoration, and revitalization of Alaska Native languages in the state; and prepare reports of its findings and recommendations for the governor’s and the legislature’s consideration on or before January 1 of each even numbered year. The first report is due on or before July 1, 2014.

Special facts: The staff must demonstrate competency in an Alaska Native Language

Compensation: Standard Travel and Per Diem.

Meetings: meet at least twice a year to carry out the purposes of the council. Members may participate in meetings telephonically.

For further information and to reach individual members, contact:
Roy Mitchell
Research Analyst, Alaska Native Language Preservation and Advisory Council
Department of Commerce, Community and Economic Development
550 W 7th Avenue, Suite 1640
Anchorage, AK 99501-3569
Phone: (907) 269-3646

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