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Monday, April 23 • 11:00am - 11:20am
Eliza Jones' Collection

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Indigenous scholar and distinguished Tl'eeyegge Hut'aane (Koyukon Athabascan) linguist, Dr. Eliza Jones, of Koyukuk, Alaska, wished for the youth of the future to know their language and traditional ways. Since 1970 she has diligently documented the stories, songs, and genealogy of the people in Interior Alaska. Audio, video, text and photographic data are being digitized and shared through the Mukurtu Content Management System platform on the Internet. The Alaska Native Language Archive at the University of Alaska Fairbank, Washington State University, K-12 school Yukon-Koyukuk School District, and community members collaborate on this project. The variety and nature of Dr. Jones’ files provide an excellent test case for controlled and mediated access to primary materials.


Susan Paskvan

Native Language Coordinator, Yukon-Koyukuk School District
Susan Paskvan is Native Language Coordinator for the Yukon-Koyukuk School District, and the daughter of Eliza Jones, whose collection is the focus of our presentation.

Siri Tuttle

Director, Alaska Native Language Archive
Siri Tuttle is a professor of linguistics and Director of the Alaska Native Language Archive. She has been working with Athabascan language speakers in Alaska for over 25 years to support the documentation and revitalization of their languages.

Monday April 23, 2018 11:00am - 11:20am CDT
Elizabeth D. Rockwell Pavillion University of Houston M.D. Anderson Library, 4333 University Drive, Houston, TX

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