X̱ ’unei Lance Twitchell, Associate Professor of Alaska Native Languages Arts and Sciences at the University of Alaska Southeast, speaks about how new words are created in Native languages at the Voices of Our Ancestors Language Summit at Centennial Hall on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

X̱ ’unei Lance Twitchell, Associate Professor of Alaska Native Languages Arts and Sciences at the University of Alaska Southeast, speaks about how new words are created in Native languages at the Voices of Our Ancestors Language Summit at Centennial Hall on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

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