Kathy Birckel — Shòthäna Kų. Shòthäna's House.

Southern Tutchone Story Book

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Kathy Birckel is a daughter of Jessie and the late Harry Joe of Klukshu. She grew up in the Klukshu-Haines Junction area and is a fluent speaker of the Southern Tutchone language. Her traditional K'etlembet (Wolf) clan name is Kwansha.

Kathy taught Southern Tutchone in the Whitehorse schools for many years until her retirement in 2004. Her last assignment was as senior instructor at Elijah Smith School, where she was also active in promoting awareness of traditional Athapaskan and Tlingit culture. She holds the Native Language Instructor Certificate and Diploma from Yukon College.

Online Publications with YNLC

  • Shòthäna Kų. Shòthäna's House. Recorded 1998. Disc version 1998. Posted 2006. Online story book from the At Home series, with audio.
  • Däk'àn Łädằya. The Man Goes Hunting. Recorded 1996. Disc version 1996. Posted 2006. Online story book from the Moose Hunt series, with audio.