Tlingit – News, Events and Gatherings

  • Registration for Fall 2022 courses open August 1 – 21, 2022, for 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 […]
  • Registration is open for Curriculum & Materials Development II – INLG 435
    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 for cultural reasons or […]
  • 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 – 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 […]
  • 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, […]
  • 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
  • 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).
  • 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.
  • 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 […]