Sealaska Receives Federal Grant
Federal grant to research Tlingit language recordings.
The $150,000, two-year grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services will allow SHI to migrate more than one hundred recordings of people speaking Tlingit from an old format to a digital format, said SHI Archivist Zachary Jones. Recordings with the potential to aid language students and educators will be placed online. The grant will also fund an internship program between SHI and the University of Alaska Southeast, allowing undergraduate students studying Tlingit language to become involved in the project. The project includes the migration of the recordings into a digital format that will make them more accessible to modern-day Native language students and scholars. A sharing partnership will be established with the University of Alaska Fairbanks' Alaska Native Language Archive.