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Lucy Wren

Lucy Wren, Ghùch Tlâ
— 1917-2008 —

Lucy Wren of Carcross, Yukon, was a well-known Yukon Elder who received the Commissioner's Award in 1998 in recognition of her many years of teaching and promoting the Tlingit language and culture. Lucy's traditional name was Ghùch Tlâ (Wolf Mother), and she was a member of the Dakhł'awèdí clan.

Lucy was a member of the first graduating class of the Native Language Instructor Certificate Course at Yukon College in 1986. Over the years she continued to provide cultural and linguistic information for the benefit of other language instructors attending the Tlingit Literacy Sessions. After many years of teaching, Lucy retired from the classroom on October 3, 2000.

In addition to Tlingit, English and Southern Tutchone, Lucy also spoke Tagish, and was possibly the best remaining speaker of that language. She contributed her knowledge of the Tagish and Tlingit languages to the work of the YNLC in many ways, including through the recording of the audio materials listed below.

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