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The following is a greeting given in one of the 20 indigenous languages recognized by the State of Alaska.

Ade' ndadz dengit'a?
(Deg Xinag)
"Hello, how are you?"

Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Mission and Principles


  • Our mission is to assist individuals with disabilities to obtain and maintain employment.


We believe in:

  • The empowering value of employment in an individual’s life.
  • Honoring and respecting each individual’s strengths, skills, choices, abilities and cultural identity.
  • Developing strong partnerships with Tribal vocational rehabilitation programs, schools, job-centers and centers for independent living.
  • Delivering high quality vocational rehabilitation services.
  • Employing and developing highly qualified and skilled rehabilitation staff.
  • The principles of stewardship in the use of public resources.