With guidance from our Elders, Yukon First Nation Leadership and our Citizens, YNLC will strive to adhere to and achieve the strategic objectives and actions of the YNLC 2018-2021 Strategic Plan.

Our Vision

Babies are learning their traditional language as their first language in the home and intergenerational transmission is restored.

Our Values

  • Language must live in the home, with families and throughout the community
  • Language is connected to cultural vitality, land, identity, health and success in life
  • Language learning is lifelong, holistic and across all sectors of society

Our Mandate

YNLC supports YFNs with language revitalization by providing training, capacity building, technical expertise, advocacy and being a central repository for all to access and use.

Our Principles

  • YNLC will respect the self-governing rights and respective language initiatives of YFNs
  • YNLC programs and services will be based on YFN priorities for language revitalization
  • YNLC will be community driven and YFN controlled
  • YNLC will advocate for YFN languages


News and Events

New Distance Online Courses
January 14 to May 4, 2019

AKL 206 Intermediate Tlingit II
Every Tuesday and Thursday
5:30pm – 7:30 pm (AK time)
Instructor: Lance Twitchell
YNLC Library
AKL 350 Tlingit Oral Literature
Every Monday and Wednesday
5:30 pm – 7:00 pm (AK time)
Instructor: Lance Twitchell
YNLC Library


Certificate in First Nations Language Proficiency Programs 2018 – 2019

Registration Form


Certificate in First Nation Language Proficiency

Athapaskan and Tlingit-Yukon Cohort - Fall 2018 Student Guide


Events Calendar