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App saving indigenous Alaskan language from extinction

30 September 2019

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The app provides information on history, places, language, values, cultural knowledge, and traditional arts using audio, text, video, and song. The Alutiiq people worked alongside Māori technology company Kiwa Digital to create the app.


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Keywords: indigenous, app, digital, characteristics of technology

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