Rep. Dick Speaks About His HB 254 in House Finance Committee
Representative Alan Dick (right) speaks about his House Bill 254 during Tuesday's House Finance Committee hearing. His bill would create the Alaska Native Language Preservation and Advisory Council within the Department of Commerce to preserve and promote the state's indigenous languages and speakers, whose numbers are rapidly dwindling. The committee held the bill for further work following more than an hour of public testimony in support of the proposal. Read more about the bill at http://housemajority.org/spon.php?id=27hb254.