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  • Every Child Matters

    September 30 is the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. Please feel welcome to share this poster of “Every Child Matters” in all 8 Yukon First Nation languages. View/download the poster: Image (.jpg) or PDF Note that there was a small correction made from last years version.

  • Register now for the Language Nest Workshop

    Language Nest Workshop Application Form Space is limited so not all applicants may be accepted.Priority is given to language department employees, daycare workers, and others working to revitalize language.

  • YNLC is hosting a Language Conference!

    Registration is now open for our upcoming Language Conference scheduled for October 4 and 5th at the Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre. We hope to see you there!Click here to register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/yukon-native-language-centre-language-conference-2022-tickets-407620372507

  • Registration is Open for Resource Development Training – Create Images for Language Learning

    Using images from the existing YNLC image library, you will learn how to customize images and add language for resources such as books, posters, flashcards and much more! The Registration Form is below the poster. Registration is extended to September 5, 2022!  Resource Development Training Application Form Fill in all the fields below and click […]

  • Registration is Open for Fall 2022 courses – Yukon First Nations Language Proficiency Programs

    Fall 2022 course registration opens August 1, 2022, and closes August 21, 2022, at 4:00 PM. Fall 2022 courses run from September 12, 2022, until December 2, 2022. Course schedules will be posted on this page as they are finalized. Students are encouraged to register for courses even if the course schedule is not posted […]

  • Alphabet Charts

    Select an Alphabet chart by language: Gwich’inHänKaskaNorthern Tutchone Southern TutchoneTagishTlingitUpper Tanana

  • Mentor Apprentice Program Underway

    Last week, YNLC held our Mentor Apprentice Program (MAP) orientation. Pictured below are our Northern Tutchone participants. Elder Alyce Joe, Nika Silverfox-Young, Elder Lizzie Hall, Elder Eileen Fields and Deb Enoch. MAP allows students/mentors to connect with a fluent speaker in a structured weekly schedule over a number of weeks to share the language.

  • Registration is now open for Yukon First Nations Language Proficiency Programs – Summer 2022

    April 4, 2022 – INLG 433 & 434: Mentor-Apprentice Program I & II – This course supports focused language learning alongside a mentor/speaker in a specific Yukon First Nations Language. Applying ​best practices of life-long language learning, this student-driven course follows the interests of the learner over 40-hours of immersive and direct language learning with a mentor/speaker. […]

  • Season’s Greetings from YNLC!

    The Yukon Native Language Centre, Council of Yukon First Nations and respective Yukon First Nations, are pleased to provide a poster of “Season’s Greetings” in all 8 Yukon First Nations languages. Please do share with as many folks as you can. Poster (PDF) Poster (.jpg)

  • Every Child Matters Poster

    September 24, 2021 – The Yukon Native Language Centre, Council of Yukon First Nations and respective Yukon First Nations, are pleased to provide a poster of “Every Child Matters” in all 8 Yukon First Nations languages. Please do share with as many folks as you can.  YNLC_Translations_Every_Child_Matters_Large_Poster (PDF) Image (.jpg)

  • Thank you

    Gwich’in   Màhsi’ choo Hän     Mä̀hsi’ cho Kaska     Sógá sénlá’ Northern Tutchone     Másin cho  (or) Niyę sáw nîidhín Southern Tutchone     Shä̀w níthän  (or)  Kwä̀nä̀schis Tagish   Gùnèłchīsh Tlingit     Gunałchîsh Upper Tanana      Tsin’įį choh

  • We are happy to see (all of) you

    Gwich’in Nakhwanyàa’in  geenjit  shòh  ìidìlii. Hän Nëkhwëtr’ënoh’ąy  häjit  shò  tr’ìnląy. Northern Tutchone Dàyę  yésóots’enindhän,  dàkhwäts’enè’in  yū. Southern Tutchone Dákwänī’į  yū  shä̀w  ghànīddhän. Upper Tanana Nohts’eneh’įį  tsin’įį  choh  ts’eninṯẖän. Tlingit Yak’ê  ixhwsatìní. Kaska Dahgáts’enehtān  yéh  gutie. Tagish Dahts’eneh’įh  sùkùsen.

  • Greetings – Kaska

    List of commonly requested greetings. Introductions Enzíʼ dúgúyā? What is your name? Eszíʼ __________ gúyē. My name is ______________. How are you?    Dénhtʼā? We are happy to see (all of) you.      Dahgáts’enehtān  yéh  gutie. Thank you       Sógá  sénlá’ We are our language    Kudzāge lḗtsʼetʼe We will see you     Nagā́dzenūtą̄́ sį̄́

  • Greetings – Tagish

    List of commonly requested greetings. Introductions Dànizhē?      What is your name? _____________ ùnihzhē.       My name is ______________. How are you?      Dànìtʼē? We are happy to see (all of) you.      Dahts’eneh’įh  sùkùsen. Thank you      Gùnèłchīsh We are our language      Dākwanjēʼ ìtʼē See you (all) again/tomorrow      Kètʼākʼeh yà-zhono shtʼį shįh

  • Greetings – Upper Tanana

    List of commonly requested greetings. Introductions Ntsąąʼ nǫǫs̱ì?      What is your name? _____________ shǫǫs̱ìʼ.       My name is ______________. How are you?      Ntsʼä̀tdįįtʼeh? We are happy to see (all of) you.      Nohts’eneh’įį tsin’įį choh ts’eninṯẖän. Thank you      Tsin’įį  choh We are our language      Neeʼaaneeg tsʼiiłįį See you tomorrow       Kʼàhdąądèʼ nantinagnʼìin

  • Greetings – Southern Tutchone

    List of commonly requested greetings. Introductions Aishihik Klukshu N-yinzhì dùye? What is your name? Äyinzhì _________ ùye. My name is ______________. Lake Leberge Dànįye? What is your name? __________ ùúye. My name is ______________. Ta’an Dànįye? What is your name? Äyinji__________ ùúye. My name is ______________. Kluane Nyįzhì dùye? What is your name? Áyįzhì __________ […]

  • Greetings – Northern Tutchone

    List of commonly requested greetings. Introductions Mayo Inzí dúʼúuzhi? What is your name? Ihzí __________ úuzhi.    My name is ______________. Pelly Crossing Dų́ųzhi? What is your name? __________ úuzhi.   My name is ______________. Big Salmon Dôomyi huchʼō?    What is your name? Èyumzí _____________ úyi      My name is ______________. How are you?    Dä́ninchʼi? We are happy […]

  • Greetings – Hän

    Introductions Ǹtsʼ ą̈̀ nǫzrè? What is your name? Shǫzrèʼ _____________. My name is ______________. How are you?      Nänjit dä̀hònchʼe? We are happy to see (all of) you.      Nëkhwëtr’ënoh’ąy häjit shò tr’ìnląy. Thank you       Mä̀hsi’ cho We are our language      Dihenjik trʼinląy See you again      Näntëney-ʼin

  • Greetings – Tlingit

    List of commonly requested greetings. Introductions Teslin            Mâ sá iduwasâkw? What is your name? __________ yû xhat duwasâkw My name is ______________. Carcross       Wâ sé iduwasâkw? What is your name? __________ wâ sé iduwasâkw? My name is ______________. How are you?         Mâ sá iyatì? We are happy to see (all of) you.            Yak’ê  ixhwsatìní. Thank […]

  • Greetings – Gwich’in

    List of commonly requested greetings. Introductions Old Crow      Noozrìʼ dàvàazhìi ? What is your name? Shoozrìʼ _________ vàazhìi My name is ______________. Arctic Red River    Nuuzrìʼ dàazhii? What is your name? Shhoozrìʼ ________ vàazhii. My name is ______________. How are you?      Neenjit dàgòonchʼuu? We are happy to see (all of) you.      Nakhwanyàa’in  geenjit  shòh  ìidìlii. Thank you […]

  • Celebrate with us vitrually!

    Graduation and Fluent Speaker Recognition Ceremony – Friday, May 28th, 2021 Please join us virtually for the inaugural ceremony to honour the 2021 Yukon Native Language Center graduates and fluent speakers at 2:00 pm. Click here to view the 2021 Graduation Ceremony Program (PDF)

  • Graduate Certificate in the Linguistics of a First Nations Language

    Application Deadline: May 14, 2021The Graduate Certificate in the Linguistics of a First Nations Language (GCFNL) offers training to students for careers as language researchers, post-secondary educators, and material developers. Students gain expertise in communicative skills, language documentation and analysis of a particular First Nations language. Click here for more information.

  • Registration is now open for April Courses

    April 1, 2021 – YNLC is pleased to offer two language courses this month:April 26-30 – SFU INLG 335: Language RevitalizationApril 19-23 – SFU INLG 335: Language Learning and Technology. Register early!Click here for more information.

  • NRC Video Project Announcement

    March 31, 2021 – The Yukon Native Language Centre, Council of Yukon First Nations and respective Yukon First Nations, are pleased to present this project, completed by the Yukon Native Language Centre. It was created to support community-based language workers throughout the Yukon Territory in applying current best practices in language documentation to create, annotate, […]

  • Northern Tutchone Language Workshop

    March 11, 2021 – Hosted in partnership by First Nation of Nacho Nyak Dun, Yukon University – Mayo Campus, Council of Yukon First Nations, Yukon Native Language Centre on March 16-18, 2021 at the NNDFN Government House Multi-Purpose Room and Zoom at YNLC in Whitehorse. View the poster for more information.

  • Registration is now open for Yukon First Nations Language Proficiency Programs – Winter 2021

    January 8, 2021 – The Yukon Native Language Center (YNLC) partners with the Simon Fraser University (SFU) and respective Yukon First Nations to offer a language learning program for students who wish to acquire conversational and literacy skills in a particular First Nations language, to teach this language in schools, or to enhance their language […]

  • Season’s Greetings from YNLC – 2020

    The Yukon Native Language Centre, Council of Yukon First Nations and respective Yukon First Nations, are pleased to provide a poster of “Season’s Greetings” in all 8 Yukon First Nations languages. Please do share with as many folks as you can. View/download the Poster: PDF format or Image (.jpg)format

  • Rock Your Mocs at YNLC

    November 15, 2020 – YNLC staff participate in ‘Rock Your Mocs’.

  • World Virtual Indigenous Circle on Open Science and the Decolonization of Knowledge

    November 7, 2020 – The Canadian Commission for UNESCO and the UNESCO Chair in Community-Based Research and Social Responsibility in Higher Education are collaborating in supporting an international webinar series in support of the UNESCO consultations on the creation of a Recommendation on Open Science, an international normative document to be adopted by the UNESCO […]

  • Language Nests as an Emergent Global Phenomenon: Diverse Approaches to Program Development and Delivery

    September 24, 2020 – Language nests as an emergent global phenomenon: Diverse approaches to program development and delivery. The International Journal of Holistic Early Learning and Development, 1, 25-38. Chambers, N. A. (2015).

  • Liard First Nation’s Language Department wins the Council of Federation Literacy Award

    September 14, 2020 – YNLC would like to congratulate Liard First Nation’s Language Department on receiving the Annual Literacy Award. Read news story here.

  • Registration is now closed for Yukon First Nations Language Proficiency Programs – 2020-2021

    September 4, 2020 – The Yukon Native Language Center (YNLC) partners with the Simon Fraser University (SFU) and respective Yukon First Nations to offer a language learning program for students who wish to acquire conversational and literacy skills in a particular First Nations language, to teach this language in schools, or to enhance their language […]

  • Language Instructors/Tutors and Fluent Speakers Opportunity

    September 4, 2020 – The Yukon Native Language Centre (YNLC) is seeking individuals to teach and tutor students for the following courses and is also seeking fluent speakers to support the instructors/tutors. Instructor/Fluent Speakers Teams are encouraged to apply! Applications will be accepted until August 18, 2020. Please submit a cover letter indicating the language you […]

  • Yukon First Nations Language Proficiency Programs – 2020-2021

    August 11, 2020 – The Yukon Native Language Centre (YNLC) – Council of Yukon First Nations (CYFN) and Simon Fraser University (SFU) are excited to offer another academic year of Yukon First Nations Language Proficiency Programs. If you wish to acquire conversational and literacy skills and/or advanced oral proficiency in your language, then these are […]

  • Teaching Haudenosaunee Languages

    June 25, 2020 – Green, Jeremy D. Tehotakerá:tonh. 2018. Teaching Haudenosaunee Languages: A Manual of Methods, Approaches, Techniques, Strategies & Activities Useful and Effective for Teaching Haudenosaunee Languages at Six Nations of the Grand River Territory

  • A (brief) Introduction to Technology for Language Documentation

    June 19, 2020 – Tsi Tyonnheht Onkwawén:na invites you to a three-part workshop with Andrea Berez-Kroeker (University of Hawaii at Manōa) introducing technologies for Indigenous language documentation. If you make audio recordings, transcribe audio, work with audio or video recordings as a language learner or teacher, or create resources with audio or video, this workshop is […]

  • Kashook’ Áa Ḵaa Ee Dultóowu Yé – Tlingit Language Massive Open Online Course

    June 25, 2020 – Outer Coast is excited to be offering its first Tlingit Language open online course. Kashook’ Áa Ḵaa Ee Dultóowu Yé will offer an opportunity for all levels of language learners to practice Tlingit in a welcoming online environment. MCed by X̱’unei Lance Twitchell, this course will invite elders and other teachers from across […]

  • Roots and Stems Indigenous language Podcasts from Sealaska Heritage

    June 19, 2020 – Roots and Stems explores ways to support and join language revitalization efforts. Hosted by Sealaska Heritage, an Alaska Native nonprofit organization, the podcast features interviews with those in the field sharing their experiences in language learning and community. Click here to listen to podcasts.

  • The Syntax in Tlingit Verbs by James A. Crippen

    April 28, 2020 – The Syntax in Tlingit Verbs – A thesis by James A. Crippen

  • Use of Videoconferencing in Kaska Language by Victoria F. Sear

    April 26, 2020 – Connection, Collaboration and Community: Reflections on the use of Videoconferencing in Kaska Language Documentation, Revitalization and Education – A Thesis by Victoria Frances Sear.

  • kwäjanä̀da kwänì video

    April 3, 2020 – “They say there is a sickness going around” video by Luke Campbell – Southern Tutchone – Champagne and Aishihik First Nation.

  • Encouragement Phrases Posters

    The Yukon Native Language Centre, Council of Yukon First Nations and respective Yukon First Nations, are pleased to provide posters and pictures of “Encouragement Phrases” in all 8 Yukon First Nations languages. We hope that these downloadable posters and pictures will provide you, your family and friends with the opportunity to exchange encouraging phrases in […]

  • Registration is now open for Yukon First Nations Language Proficiency Programs – Summer 2022

    April 4, 2022 – INLG 433 & 434: Mentor-Apprentice Program I & II – This course supports focused language learning alongside a mentor/speaker in a specific Yukon First Nations Language. Applying ​best practices of life-long language learning, this student-driven course follows the interests of the learner over 40-hours of immersive and direct language learning with a mentor/speaker.INLG […]