The Alaska Native Language Archive houses documentation of the various Native languages of Alaska and helps to preserve and cultivate this unique heritage for future generations. As the premier repository worldwide for information relating to the Native languages of Alaska, the Archive serves researchers, teachers and students, as well as members of the broader community. The collection includes both published and unpublished materials in or on all of the Alaska Native languages and related languages. The collection has enduring cultural, historic, and intellectual value, particularly for Alaska Native language speakers and their descendants. For more information, see

Collections in this community

  • Working Papers Series

    Current work-in-progress on the study and teaching of Alaska Native languages and related languages. Includes conference proceedings and volumes of working papers.

Recent Submissions

  • Restriction, saturation, and classificatory verbs

    Fernald, Theodore B. (Alaska Native Language Center, 2002)
  • Tonto Apache and its position within Apachean

    de Reuse, Willem J. (University of Alaska, Alaska Native Language Center, 2002)
  • Community-Based Lexicography

    Sikorski, Kathy R. (2002)
    The topic of lexicography generates interesting and diverse opinions and emotions about languages, not only within academics but also among the very people whose heritage languages are being preserved, or in some cases, revitalized. Some speakers and learners of heritage languages do not relate to linguistic terms found in academic works, but at the same time, junior dictionaries do not contain enough linguistic information to satisfy the academics. Can these issues be resolved?