Tlingit language class for adults will start this fall

Virginia Oliver has been teaching Tlingit at Wrangell schools since 2016, and this fall will expand her student body to include adults in a new twice-a-week program at the WCA Cultural Center on Front Street.

The classes will include a monthly bingo event, with a fluent Tlingit elder calling out the game. Gift cards to local businesses will be awarded the winners, and “everybody is welcome to come,” Oliver said.

The language class will be held at noon Tuesdays and Thursdays, with a bag lunch provided. The program will be funded by a grant from the federal Administration for Native Americans.

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