Assistant Professor of Alaska Native Languages Xh'unei - Lance A. Twitchell is featured in the Aug.-Sept. 2013 issue of First Alaskans magazine. Xh'unei is a strong advocate for the revitalization of Tlingit language and culture. In “Voices Reborn, A Cultural Soul at Work: Scholar strives to save his Native Language,” Xh'unei is identified as one of the “most persuasive and credible voices for language revitalization” in the state. He is leading the effort for a new designated emphasis within the Bachelor of Liberal Arts degree in Alaska Native Languages and Studies. Students will complete a concentrated study that includes Alaska Native languages, people, and organizations in addition to their broad liberal arts education. Xh'unei also writes columns for the Juneau Empire and Huffington Post and was named one of Alaska’s Top 40 under 40 this year.