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Alaska Court System gets first official Yup’ik interpreter

Tuesday, October 4, 2016  

In the Yukon Kuskokwim Delta, where Yup’ik is the primary spoken language, the Alaska Court System has a new Yup’ik interpreter, who happens to be the first official interpreter for the language in the country. Crystal Garrison, who recently passed the National Center for State Courts’ written exam for Court Interpreter, has become the first Yupik speaker to do so. And she didn’t just barely pass – she got a score of 93.

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