FEMA aid for Alaska Natives had bad translations, nonsense | lifestyle

ANCHORAGE, Ala. (AP) — After tidal waves and strong winds from the remnants of a rare typhoon caused widespread damage to homes along Alaska’s west coast in September, the U.S. government stepped in to help residents — mostly Alaska Natives — repair property damage.

Residents who opened Federal Emergency Management Agency papers expecting to find instructions on how to apply for help in Alaska Native languages ​​such as Yup’ik or Inupiaq read bizarre phrases.

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