Alaskan Lawmaker Does Something Halfway Decent for Once

After languishing in committee for almost a year, supporters are galvanizing behind Alaskan senator Donald Olson’s (D-Nome) proposed bill to fund the creation of a Native Alaskan Language Council. The council would advise the governor (Secret Evangelical Dictator-for-Life Sean Parnell) on programs to preserve and strengthen Native language education. Sadly, such a council comes too late for Eyak, a language spoken in the southcentral part of the state whose last native speaker, Marie Smith Jones, died in 2008.

The bill was held in committee by Bill Wielechowski (D-Anchorage) pending talks with Native groups, which in Alaskan politics likely means “pending bribes from Native groups.”

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