Anne Ranigler is a member of the Crow (Hanjắt) clan of the Little Salmon–Carmacks First Nation. Her parents are George and Emma Shorty. She was given the native name Enkhume, after her aunt Annie Wickstrom.
When she was a child, Anne and her family lived along the Thirty Mile and Teslin Rivers. They stayed at Tanana Reef and traveled to such places as Big Eddy, Hootalinqua, Livingstone Creek, and Boswell. They also lived at No More Lake (Hétadlin) and Carmacks.
Anne owes her fluency and her knowledge of Northern Tutchone heritage largely to her grandmother Violet McGundy, who played a major role in her upbringing. Her grandmother remembered the first white people coming into their territory when she was a teenager. Anne attended residential schools in Whitehorse and Carcross but never lost her native language.
She and her first husband owned and operated Midway Lodge from 1970 to 1981. In 1986 she began a new career in the health field as Community Health Representative in her home town of Carmacks. From 1991 to 2002 she worked with YTG’s Aboriginal Language Services as a Northern Tutchone Language Interpreter in Carmacks. In 2003 she took two semesters of full-time college prep classes at Yukon College.
In September of 2004, Anne began work as Archivist and Northern Tutchone Specialist at the Yukon Native Language Centre. She maintains the YNLC data base of materials and resources for all Yukon languages. One of her main projects has been the careful compilation of these listening exercises, which illustrate many interesting features of her dialect.
She completed the Native Language Instructor Certificate Course at Yukon College in 2005. Anne serves as Northern Tutchone Instructor for the Kwanlin Dun First Nation adult language classes. She received her Native Language Instructor Diploma at Yukon College in June 2007.
Anne is also an artist in oils and acrylics, and sews, beads and knits.
Publications with YNLC
- Northern Tutchone Listening Exercises. 2007.
- Online version of Northen Tutchone Listening Exercises with audio. In progress.