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About the 2020 Inupiaq Survey

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Gain a detailed understanding of the status of the Iñupiaq language in Alaska across Iñupiat Nunaat (Inupiat lands) and beyond

Collect qualitative data about Iñupiaq language resources, attitudes, and needs, at near-full participation level (as many Inupiat as possible)


We will understand the status of the Iñupiaq language so we can assess and build a language plan, to be the foundational document for the revitalization of Inupiaq language

Uvagut (who we are)


The KI Coalition (short for Kipiġniuqtit Iñupiuraallanikun) is a coalition of language activists across Inupiat Nunaat who are committed to the revitalization of the Iñupiaq language. The need for a comprehensive language survey was identified at the Alaska Native Language Revitalization Institute (ANLRI) in April 2018. In January 2019, the first KI Language Summit was held in Qikiqtaġruk, bringing together language activists across Iñupiat Nunaat, and the survey was confirmed as a need at this gathering. From 2020-2022, a survey was released to gain insight on the status of the Iñupiaq language.


About the Survey


"Uuktuun Inupiuraallanikun 2020-miñ 2022-mun” is a qualitative survey to identify attitudes of the Inupiaq community, in addition to projections of approximate speaker count. Not only can we learn how many speakers we have but projections we will gain a broad insight into the attitudes, barriers, successes, and motivations of our Inupiaq community, across Inupiat Nunaat and wherever our community members now reside. Gaining such insight will be critical towards the creation of a comprehensive Inupiaq Language Plan. An Alaska Airlines mileage incentive of 20,000 miles was be used as an incentive to take the survey.


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