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Children's Minister signs Historic Agreement with First Nations
Children and Family Development Minister Mary Polak travelled to B.C.'s Stikine Region to participate in a historic gathering to mark the renewal of traditional and community-based supports for Aboriginal children and families. The event culminated in the signing of a precedent-setting partnership memorandum between the ministry, the Tahltan Band, the Taku River Tlingit First Nation, the Daylu Dena Council, the Iskut First Nation and the Dease River First Nation.
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Juneau, Alaska | Wikipedia audio article
This is an audio version of the Wikipedia Article: Juneau, Alaska 00:03:42 1 History 00:05:18 1.1 European encounters 00:06:14 1.2 Mining era 00:07:57 1.3 Establishment of Russian Orthodox Church 00:09:01 1.4 Development of mining 00:09:58 1.5 20th and 21st centuries 00:14:43 2 Geography 00:16:15 2.1 Adjacent boroughs and census areas 00:16:33 2.2 Border area 00:16:56 2.3 National protected areas 00:17:17 2.4 Climate 00:20:07 3 Demographics 00:23:28 4 Economy 00:27:02 5 Culture 00:28:33 6 Government 00:31:59 7 Education 00:32:08 7.1 Primary and secondary schools 00:32:42 7.2 Colleges and universities 00:33:21 8 Transportation 00:33:48 8.1 Sea 00:34:36 8.2 Air 00:36:07 8.3 Roads 00:36:47 8.3.1 Juneau Access Project 00:38:37 8.4 Public transportation 00:38:51 8.5 Walking, hiking, and biking 00:39:20 9 Infrastructure 00:39:29 9.1 Healthcare 00:40:00 10 Utilities 00:40:20 11 Media 00:40:28 11.1 Print 00:40:54 11.2 Radio 00:41:51 11.3 Television 00:42:36 12 Sister cities 00:43:08 13 See also Listening is a more natural way of learning, when compared to reading. Written language only began at around 3200 BC, but spoken language has existed long ago. Learning by listening is a great way to: - increases imagination and understanding - improves your listening skills - improves your own spoken accent - learn while on the move - reduce eye strain Now learn the vast amount of general knowledge available on Wikipedia through audio (audio article). You could even learn subconsciously by playing the audio while you are sleeping! If you are planning to listen a lot, you could try using a bone conduction headphone, or a standard speaker instead of an earphone. You can find other Wikipedia audio articles too at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuKfABj2eGyjH3ntPxp4YeQ You can upload your own Wikipedia articles through: https://github.com/nodef/wikipedia-tts "The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing." - Socrates SUMMARY ======= The City and Borough of Juneau ( JOO-noh; Tlingit: Dzánti K'ihéeni [ˈtsántʰì kʼìˈhíːnì]), commonly known as Juneau, is the capital city of Alaska. It is a unified municipality on Gastineau Channel in the Alaskan panhandle, and it is the second largest city in the United States by area. Juneau has been the capital of Alaska since 1906, when the government of what was the District of Alaska was moved from Sitka as dictated by the U.S. Congress in 1900. The municipality unified on July 1, 1970, when the city of Juneau merged with the city of Douglas and the surrounding Greater Juneau Borough to form the current municipality, which is larger by area than both Rhode Island and Delaware. Downtown Juneau (58°18′07″N 134°25′11″W) is nestled at the base of Mount Juneau and across the channel from Douglas Island. As of the 2010 census, the City and Borough had a population of 31,276. In 2014, the population estimate from the United States Census Bureau was 32,406, making it the second most populous city in Alaska after Anchorage. Fairbanks, however, is the state's second most populous metropolitan area, with roughly 100,000 residents. Juneau's daily population can increase by roughly 6,000 people from visiting cruise ships between the months of May and September. The city is named after a gold prospector from Quebec, Joe Juneau, though the place was for a time called Rockwell and then Harrisburg (after Juneau's co-prospector, Richard Harris). The Tlingit name of the town is Dzántik'i Héeni ("Base of the Flounder’s River," dzánti ‘flounder,’ –kʼi ‘base,’ héen ‘river’), and Auke Bay just north of Juneau proper is called Áak'w ("Little lake," áa ‘lake,’ -kʼ ‘diminutive’) in Tlingit. The Taku River, just south of Juneau, was named after the cold t'aakh wind, which occasionally blows down from the mountains. Juneau is unusual among U.S. capitals (except Honolulu, Hawaii) in that there are no roads connecting the city to the rest of Alaska or to the rest of North America (although ferry service is available for cars). The absence of a road network is due to the extremely rugged terrain surrounding the city. This in turn makes Juneau a de facto island city in terms of transportation, since all goods coming in and out must go by plane or boat, in spite of the city being on the Alaskan mainland. Downtown Juneau sits at sea level, with tides averaging 16 feet (5 m), below steep mountains about 3,500 feet (1,100 m) to 4,000 feet (1,200 m) high. Atop these mountains is the Juneau Icefield, a large ice mass from which about 30 glaciers flow; two of these, the Mendenhall Glacier and the Lemon Creek Glacier, are visible from the local road system. The Mendenhall glacier has been gradually retreating; its front face is declining in width and height. The Alaska State Capitol in downtown Juneau was built as the Federal and Territorial Building in 1931. Prior to statehood, it housed federal government offices, the f ...
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