Vaccine Materials in Alaska Native Languages


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Undertaking Background

Alaska Native Language panels convened nearly to create culturally-relevant messages about COVID-19 vaccines in seven languages. By uplifting Indigenous languages, details, encouragement, and science by Indigenous data programs, the audio system hope to supply folks with reliable info wanted to make knowledgeable choices. Specifically, offering Elders and first language audio system with info of their language is essential to making sure equitable entry.

The panels had been multi-generational, with Language learners, Elders, lecturers, and different Language consultants. Every panelist contributed their very own distinctive talents–from orthography experience and know-how abilities to creative imaginative and prescient and conventional knowledge–all with the intent of translating vital info to be communicated successfully and in a reliable method with care for his or her communities.


Alaska Native Tribal Well being Consortium (ANTHC), Native Peoples Motion Group Fund (NPACF), Alaska Public Curiosity Analysis Group (AKPIRG), and the Alaska Division of Well being and Social Providers.

Alaska Native Language Panels

  • AKPIRG/NPACF Yugtun/Cugtun Language Panel:

    Al’aq Cheryl Charles Smith, Rosalie Lincoln, Catherine Moses, Dorie Wassilie, Marie Hoover, Veronica Kaganak, and Lorina Warren
  • AKPIRG/NPACF Gwichyaa Zhee Gwich’in Language Panel:

    Mary Fields, Hishinlai’ Peter and Amaya Shaw
  • AKPIRG/NPACF Neets’aii Gwich’in Language Panel: 

    Conventional Chief Dr. Rev. Trimble Gilbert and Kenneth Frank
  • AKPIRG/NPACF Iñupiaqtun Language Panel:

    Richard Atuk, Georgianne Oonak Merrill, Annie Conger, Maggie Pollock, and Annauk Olin.
  • AKPIRG/NPACF Ahtna Language Panel:

    Melissa Shaginoff
  • AKPIRG/NPACF Lingít Language Panel:

    X̱’unei Twitchell
  • AKPIRG/NPACF Denaakk’e Language Panel:

    Hʉkk’aaghneestatlno Lorraine David, Velma Schafer, Alberta Vent, and Kk’ołeyo Dewey Hoffman

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