Eskimo–Aleut languages

Eskimo–Aleut languages

  • Aleut
    • Western–Central dialects: Atkan, Attuan, Unangan, Bering (60–80 speakers)
    • Eastern dialects: Unalaskan, Pribilof (400 speakers)
  • Eskimo languages (or Yupik–Inuit languages)
    • Yupik (11,000 speakers)
      • Central Alaskan Yup’ik (10,000 speakers)
        • General Central Alaskan Yup’ik language (or Yugtun)
        • Chevak Cup’ik (or Cugtun)
        • Nunivak Cup’ig (or Cugtun)
      • Alutiiq or Pacific Gulf Yupik (400 speakers)
        • Koniag Alutiiq
        • Chugach Alutiiq
      • Central Siberian Yupik or Yuit (Chaplinon and St. Lawrence Island, 1,400 speakers)
        • Chaplinski
        • St. Lawrence Island Yupik (Sivuqaghmiistun)
      • Naukan (70 speakers)
      • Sirenik (extinct) (viewed as an independent branch by some)
    • Inuit (98,000 speakers)
      • Inupiaq or Inupiat (northern Alaska, 3,500 speakers)
        • Qawiaraq or Seward Peninsula Inupiaq
        • Inupiatun or Northern Alaska Inupiaq (including Uummarmiutun (Aklavik, Inuvik))
      • Inuvialuktun (western Canada, 765 speakers)
        • Siglitun (Paulatuk, Sachs Harbour, Tuktoyaktuk)
        • Inuinnaqtun (in Ulukhaktok also known as Kangiryuarmiutun)
        • Natsilingmiutut (Nattilik area, Nunavut)
      • Inuktitut (eastern Canada; together with Inuinnaqtun, 40,000 speakers)
        • Nunatsiavummiutut (Nunatsiavut, 550 speakers)
        • Nunavimmiutitut (Nunavik)
        • Qikiqtaaluk nigiani (South Baffin)
        • Qikiqtaaluk uannangani (North Baffin)
        • Aivilimmiutut (Eastcentral Nunavut)
        • Kivallirmiutut (Southeast Nunavut)
      • Greenlandic (Greenland, 54,000 speakers)
        • Kalaallisut (West Greenlandic, 50,000 speakers)
        • Tunumiisut (East Greenlandic, 3,500 speakers)
        • Inuktun or Avanersuaq (Polar Eskimo, approx 1,000 speakers)

Traditional dwellings of the Alutiiq and Aleuts

Traditional dwellings of the Alutiiq and Aleuts were called a barabara or barabora in Russian; ulax̂, ulaagamax, ulaq, or ulas (plural) in Aleut; or a ciqlluaq in Alutiiq ~ Sugpiaq. They are the indigenous people of the Aleutian Islands.

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Unangan (Aleut) Language

The Unangan (Aleut) Language  is the heritage language of the Aleut (Unangax̂) people living in the Aleutian Islands, Pribilof Islands, and Commander Islands. …Unangan (Aleut) Language » »

Aleut Baidarka (Kayak)

The Baidarka or Aleut kayak was the watercraft created by the native Aleut (Unangan) people of the Aleutian Islands. Two types were created, one with a covered deck that was used as a hunting kayak, and another that was open and capable of carrying goods and people from one island to another. …Aleut Baidarka (Kayak) » »

Native Village of Atka

Atka is located on Atka Island, 1,100 air miles from Anchorage and 90 air miles east of Adak. The island has been occupied by Unangas (Aleuts) for at least 2,000 years.
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Southcentral Foundation

Southcentral Foundation (SCF) is an Alaska Native health care organization established by Cook Inlet Region, Inc. (CIRI) in 1982 to improve the health and social conditions of Alaska Native and American Indian people, enhance culture, and empower individuals and families to take charge of their lives.

Alaska Native and American Indian people own, manage, direct, design, and drive  Southcentral Foundation.

Under the leadership of President and CEO Katherine Gottlieb, Southcentral Foundation has distinguished itself as one of Alaska’s largest federally recognized tribal health organizations, serving the needs of Alaska Native and American Indian people populating a geographical area of 107,413 square miles (278,200 km2).

A wide range of medical services and human services are provided to Alaska Native and American Indian people living in the Municipality of Anchorage and Matanuska-Susitna Borough.

In 1998, SCF assumed ownership and management of the primary care program of the Alaska Native Medical Center in Anchorage, Alaska, United States, and in January 1999, began jointly managing and operating ANMC, along with the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium.

With this transition, Alaska became the first state in the nation to have all of its health facilities for Native Americans managed by Native organizations.

SCF’s Nuka System of Care, established in the late 1990s in south central Alaska, serves a population of around 65,000 people.

It combines integrated health and social care services with a broader approach to improving family and community wellbeing across the population – for example, through initiatives using education, training and community engagement to tackle domestic violence, abuse and neglect.

Southcentral Foundation’s Nuka System of Care has achieved reductions in hospital activity, high performance in the US healthcare effectiveness data and high levels of user satisfaction.