Northern Tutchone

About Northern Tutchone

Read about the Northern Tutchone language

Encouragement Phrases Poster

Northern Tutchone Poster
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YNLC, CYFN and NRC Project:
First Nation of Na-Cho Nyak Dun

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Latest News, Events & Gatherings

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Alphabet Chart

YNLC, CYFN and NRC Project:
Selkirk First Nation

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Interactive Storybook with Audio

Ihkún Zhắt – In My House – Catherine Germaine

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Interactive Language Lesson with Audio

Gertie Tom – Big Salmon Dialect

Northern Tutchone Audio Lesson
Big Salmon Dialect
Recorded by Gertie Tom

© 2004-2007 Gertie Tom and Yukon Native Language Centre
Original Art by Susan McCallum


Northern Tutchone Downloadable Learner Resources

About These Resources

This page provides links to digital copies of language lessons, literacy session booklets, and story books that have been prepared over the past thirty years by the Yukon Native Language Centre and Elders and community members from the Northern Tutchone Nations of Little Salmon Carmacks First NationSelkirk First NationFirst Nation of Na-Cho Nyak Dun, and White River First Nation. The work of all contributors to these materials is gratefully acknowledged here.

Recognizing the importance for Yukon First Nations governments, Elders, advocates, learners, and teachers of Hän to have access to language resources, the Council of Yukon First Nations‘ Yukon Native Language Centre and Yukon Education‘s First Nations Programs and Partnerships Unit have worked together to provide the language materials below with assistance from Christopher Cox. These digital resources are available for use under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License Creative Commons License.

It is hoped that they will provide additional support for all those interested in studying, learning, and teaching the Northern Tutchone language. To order printed copies of any of these resources from YNLC, please consult the current catalogue of publications.


Northern Tutchone Language Lessons with Audio

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Northern Tutchone Language Lessons: Carmacks Dialect
Billy, Eva, Grace Wheeler, and Yukon Native Language Centre. 1997.
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Northern Tutchone Story Books

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Łuk Tsʼègän Zhū. Drying Fish Place
Billy, Eva and Yukon Native Language Centre, 1998. 

Nótleté Yų̀nāy. Nótletéʼs Story
Billy, Eva and Yukon Native Language Centre, 1998. 

Tthêtʼawa Łádézhe. Tthêtʼawa Goes Hunting
Billy, Eva and Yukon Native Language Centre, 1998. 

 Ihkún Zhä́t. In My House
Germaine, Catherine and Yukon Native Language Centre. 2001.


Łyok Tsʼehgän. Drying Fish
Germaine, Catherine and Yukon Native Language Centre, 1996. 

Ǫ́ʼetʼina Łą́dézhe. Ǫ́ʼetʼina Goes Hunting
Germaine, Catherine and Yukon Native Language Centre, 1996.

Denyä́k Ke Łádézhé. Hunting for Moose
Hall, Lizzie and Yukon Native Language Centre. 2008. 

Łyok Kų́. Fish Camp
Hall, Lizzie and Yukon Native Language Centre. 2001. 

Núuzhia Yunāy. Núuzhiaʼs Story
Hall, Lizzie and Yukon Native Language Centre. 2001. 

Tom Tsʼáw Te Tsʼín Nechí Dok Dézhe. Tom Goes Out into the Bush to Camp
Hall, Lizzie and Yukon Native Language Centre. 2003. 

Dekʼą́ Denyä́k Ke Łádézhé. The Moose Hunt
Tom Tom, Rachel and Yukon Native Language Centre. 2008.


Northern Tutchone Listening Exercise

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Northern Tutchone Listening Exercises
Ranigler, Anne and Yukon Native Language Centre. 2007.


Northern Tutchone Literacy Sessions and In-Services

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  1. Northern Tutchone Literacy Workshop – April 25–27, 1984. Yukon Native Language Centre, Whitehorse, Yukon.
  2. Northern Tutchone Literacy Session – April 21–22–23, 1993. Yukon Native Language Centre, Whitehorse, Yukon.
  3. Northern Tutchone Literacy Session – February 22–23–24, 1994. Yukon Native Language Centre, Whitehorse, Yukon.
  4. Northern Tutchone Literacy Session, February 21–22–23, 1995. Yukon Native Language Centre, Whitehorse, Yukon
  5. Northern Tutchone Literacy Session, April 16–18, 1996. Yukon Native Language Centre, Whitehorse, Yukon. 
  6. Northern Tutchone Literacy Session, April 20–22, 1998. Yukon Native Language Centre, Whitehorse, Yukon.
  7. Northern Tutchone Literacy Session, April 29–30, 1999. Yukon Native Language Centre, Whitehorse, Yukon.
  8. Northern Tutchone Literacy In–Service, May 11–12, 2000. Yukon Native Language Centre, Whitehorse, Yukon.
  9. Northern Tutchone In–Service, February 21–22, 2000, May 9–11, 2001. Yukon Native Language Centre, Whitehorse, Yukon.
  10. Northern Tutchone Literacy Session, May 8–10, 2002. Yukon Native Language Centre, Whitehorse, Yukon.
  11. Northern Tutchone (White River First Nation) Literacy Session, March 12–13, 2003. Yukon Native Language Centre, Whitehorse, Yukon.
  12. Selkirk First Nation Literacy Session, February 24–27, 2003. Yukon Native Language Centre, Whitehorse, Yukon.
  13. Northern Tutchone Literacy Session, May 12–14, 2004. Yukon Native Language Centre, Whitehorse, Yukon.
  14. Northern Tutchone Literacy Session, April 20–22, 2005. Yukon Native Language Centre, Whitehorse, Yukon.
  15. Northern Tutchone Literacy Session, April 4–6, 2006. Yukon Native Language Centre, Whitehorse, Yukon.
  16. Northern Tutchone Literacy for Selkirk First Nation, May 10–12, 2006. Yukon Native Language Centre, Whitehorse, Yukon.
  17. Northern Tutchone Literacy Session, April 24–25, 2007. Yukon Native Language Centre, Whitehorse, Yukon.
  18. Introduction to Teaching Northern Tutchone for the First Nation of Na-Cho Nyäk Dun, April 22–23, 2008. Yukon Native Language Centre, Whitehorse, Yukon.
  19. Northern Tutchone Literacy Session, May 21–22, 2008. Yukon Native Language Centre, Whitehorse, Yukon.
  20. Northern Tutchone Literacy Session. Organized by Yukon Native Language Centre for White River First Nation, January 10–11, 2008. Yukon Native Language Centre, Whitehorse, Yukon.
  21. Northern Tutchone In–Service for Little Salmon / Carmacks First Nation, April 21–22, 2009. Yukon Native Language Centre, Whitehorse, Yukon.
  22. Upper Tanana and Northern Tutchone Literacy Session for White River First Nation, February 15–18, 2010. Yukon Native Language Centre, Whitehorse, Yukon.
  23. U. Tanana and N. Tutchone Literacy Session for the White River First Nation, February 28 – March 2, 2011. Yukon Native Language Centre, Whitehorse, Yukon.
  24. Northern Tutchone Literacy Session, April 22–23, 2010. Yukon Native Language Centre, Whitehorse, Yukon.
  25. Northern Tutchone In–Service, May 9–11, 2011. Yukon Native Language Centre, Whitehorse, Yukon.
  26. Northern Tutchone Literacy Session, March 28–30, 2012. Yukon Native Language Centre, Whitehorse, Yukon.
  27. Northern Tutchone Certificate Training and Literacy Sessions, April 16–18, 2013, May 23–24, 2013. Yukon Native Language Centre, Whitehorse, Yukon.
  28. Northern Tutchone Literacy Session. Yukon Native Language Centre, Whitehorse, Yukon, April 21–22–23, 2015. Yukon Native Language Centre, Whitehorse, Yukon.

For detailed instructions on how to search, view, download, and print these materials, please see the language learning resources guide.

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Other Learning Resources

  1. YNLC Northern Tutchone YouTube Channel 
  2. Language Map
    Place Names in Native Languages Map
  3. Selkirk Indian Language Noun Dictionary
  4. Mayo Indian Language Noun Dictionary
  5. Èkeyi: Gyò Cho Chú (My Country: Big Salmon River) compiled by Gertie Tom
  6. Dùtsʼūm Edhó Tsʼètsi Yū Dän Kʼí (How to Tan Hides in the Native Way) by Gertie Tom
  7. Omniglot – the online encyclopedia of writing systems & languages