A 2020 Assessment by Central Council of Tlingit & Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska

The Cultural Heritage & Education department is conducting a survey to identify interest in and capacity for Southeast Alaska Indigenous language revitalization efforts. The responses received will be used to inform department planning efforts and develop future opportunities and funding requests.

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* 2. What is your age?

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* 3. Are you citizen of a federally recognized tribe? Check any that apply.

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* 4. Are you an enrolled citizen of Central Council Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska?

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* 5. Please indicate which Southeast Alaska Indigenous language(s) you are interested in studying.

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* 6. Do you have formal education in the language(s) you indicated interest in studying? (Formal education includes a structured course at the high school or college level.)

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* 7. Do you have informal education in the language(s) you indicated interest in studying? (Informal education includes conversations with fluent speakers and self-study.)

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* 8. Do you know fluent speakers who can mentor Southeast Alaska Indigenous language learners?

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* 9. How would you identify your ability comprehend Lingít Yoo X̱ʼatángi (Tlingit language)?

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* 10. How would you identify your ability to speak Lingít Yoo X̱ʼatángi (Tlingit language)?

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* 11. How would you identify your ability comprehend X̱aad Kíl (Haida language)?

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* 12. How would you identify your ability to speak X̱aad Kíl (Haida language)?

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* 13. How would you identify your ability comprehend Sm'algya̱x (Tsimshian language)?

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* 14. How would you identify your ability to speak Sm'algya̱x (Tsimshian language)?

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* 15. Considering your existing commitments, how much time per week are you willing to dedicate to no-cost/no-funding learning opportunities?

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* 16. If you were funded to increase fluency in Southeast Alaska Indigenous languages and resources, what hourly contract rate would be sustainable to maintain a commitment and offset loss of time/money?

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* 17. Please rank these from most preferred learning structure to least preferred learning structure.

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* 18. Please rank learning styles from most preferred to least preferred.

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* 19. Do you face online learning barriers?

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* 20. If yes, which online learning barriers do you face (check all that apply)?

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* 21. Please provide thoughts on and experience in language revitalization efforts. What would you consider important parts of a "successful" language revitalization program? Where should it be in 5 yearsʼ time?

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* 22. Please provide contact information if you would like to be contacted about future Southeast Alaska Indigenous Language revitalization opportunities through Tlingit & Haida.

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