Tlingit

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Tlingit Poster
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YNLC, CYFN and NRC Project:
Teslin Tlingit Council

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Latest News, Events & Gatherings

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Alphabet Chart

YNLC, CYFN and NRC Project:
Carcross-Tagish First Nation

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Interactive Storybook with Audio

Nèł Yì – At Home by Elizabeth Smith & Margaret Bob

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Interactive Language Lesson with Audio

Sam Johnston – Teslin Dialect

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Tlingit Audio Lesson

Teslin Dialect
Recorded by Sam Johnston

© 2006 Sam Johnston and Yukon Native Language Centre
Original Art by Susan McCallum


Tlingit 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 Tlingit Elders and community members, including from Carcross/Tagish First Nation and Teslin Tlingit Council in the Yukon. 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 Tlingit 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 Southern Tutchone language. To order printed copies of any of these resources from YNLC, please consult the current catalogue of publications.


Tlingit Language Lessons with Audio

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Tlingit Language Lessons: Teslin Dialect
Bob, Margaret and Yukon Native Language Centre. 1997. 

Tlingit Language Lessons: Carcross Dialect
James, Norman and Yukon Native Language Centre. 2017.
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Tlingit Language Lessons: Teslin Dialect
Johnston, Sam and Yukon Native Language Centre. 2017.

Tlingit Language Lessons: Teslin Dialect
Sam, Emma and Yukon Native Language Centre. 1994.  
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Tlingit Language Lessons: Carcross Dialect
Wren, Lucy and Yukon Native Language Centre. 1994. 
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Tlingit Story Books

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Dzískʼw Ałʼûn (The Moose Hunt)
Sam, Emma and Yukon Native Language Centre.

Khâ Dzískʼw Ałʼûn. The Man is Hunting Moose
Smith, Liz, Margaret Bob, and Yukon Native Language Centre. 1996.

Dzískʼu-káxh Esxʼìdé Yùgùt. The Moose Hunt
Wren, Lucy and Yukon Native Language Centre. 1996. 

Xhât  Dusxùgi Yé. Where They Dry Fish
Wren, Lucy and Yukon Native Language Centre. 1997.

Nèł Yì. At Home
Smith, Liz, Margaret Bob, and Yukon Native Language Centre. 2001.

Gughaxhìyí. Camping
Smith, Liz, Margaret Bob, Emma Sam, Bessie Cooley, and Yukon Native Language Centre. 2008.

Xhât  Dusxùgí Yé. Where They Dry Fish
Smith, Liz, Margaret Bob, and Yukon Native Language Centre. 2008. 

Gughaxhî. Camping
Wren, Lucy and Yukon Native Language Centre. 2008. 

Nèł Yì. At Home
Wren, Lucy and Yukon Native Language Centre. 2008. 

Nèł Yì. At Home
Johnston, Sam and Yukon Native Language Centre. 2017.


Tlingit Listening Exercises

  1. Tlingit Listening Exercises and Drills.
    Leer, Jeff and Yukon Native Language Centre, 1997.

Four Tlingit Stories by Sam Johnston

  1. Four Tlingit Stories | Download Audio 
    Johnston, Sam and Yukon Native Language Centre – Narrated at the October 2014 Tlingit Literacy session at the Yukon Native Language Centre.

Tlingit Literacy Sessions and In-Services

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Table of Contents for Literacy Sessions
This document contains the general topics covered for each session.

  1.  Tlingit Literacy Workshop. January 23–25, 1984. Yukon Native Languages Project.
  2. Tlingit Literacy Workshop. May 6‐8, 1985. Yukon Native Language Centre.
  3. Tlingit Literacy Session. Whitehorse, Yukon, November 26, 27, 28, 1986.
  4. Tlingit Literacy Session. Yukon Native Language Centre, Whitehorse, Yukon, October 13–15, 1993.
  5. Tlingit Literacy Session. Whitehorse, Yukon, February 6–8, 1996.
  6. Tlingit Literacy Session. Whitehorse, Yukon, October 30–November 1, 1996.
  7. Tlingit Literacy Session. Whitehorse, Yukon, November 8–10, 1999, February 14 and 18, 2000.
  8. Tlingit Literacy Session. Whitehorse, Yukon, November 15–17, 2000, February 14–16, 2001.
  9. Tlingit Literacy Session. Whitehorse, Yukon, February 25–27, 2002.
  10. Tlingit Literacy Session. Yukon Native Language Centre, Whitehorse, Yukon, March 5–7, 2003.
  11. Tlingit Literacy Session. Yukon Native Language Centre, Whitehorse, Yukon, October 13–15, 2004.
  12. Tlingit Literacy Session. Yukon Native Language Centre, Whitehorse, Yukon, November 16–18, 2005.
  13. Topics in Tlingit Verb System and Orthographies. Yukon Native Language Centre, Whitehorse, Yukon, and Dr. Jeff Leer, Alaska Native Language Center. Based on the Tlingit Literacy Session, September 11–13, 2006, YNLC.
  14. Tlingit Literacy Session. Yukon Native Language Centre, Whitehorse, Yukon, February 19–21, 2008.
  15. Tlingit Literacy Session. Yukon Native Language Centre, Whitehorse, Yukon, February 16–18, 2009.
  16. Tlingit Literacy Session. Yukon Native Language Centre, Whitehorse, Yukon, September 9–11, 2009.
  17. Tlingit Literacy Session. Yukon Native Language Centre, Whitehorse, Yukon, March 1–3, 2010.
  18. Tlingit Literacy In-Service. Yukon Native Language Centre, Whitehorse, Yukon, November 16–17, 2010.
  19. Tlingit Literacy Session. Yukon Native Language Centre, Whitehorse, Yukon, February 15–16, 2011.
  20. Tlingit Literacy Session. Yukon Native Language Centre, Whitehorse, Yukon, November 15–16, 2011.
  21. Tlingit Literacy Session. Yukon Native Language Centre, Whitehorse, Yukon, September 27–28, 2012.
  22. Tlingit Literacy Session. Yukon Native Language Centre, Whitehorse, Yukon, November 13–15, 2013.
  23. Tlingit Literacy Session. Yukon Native Language Centre, Whitehorse, Yukon, October 6–8, 2014.
  24. Tlingit Literacy Session. Yukon Native Language Centre, Whitehorse, Yukon, October 6–7, 2015.

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

This embedded document contains all Tlingit print resources. It allows you to search all documents at one time. Click your mouse in the document window below and then Type ‘Ctrl’ and ‘f’ keys on your keyboard. Type in a search word or phrase in the small box that pops up and then hit ‘enter’ key. You can type in english or Tlingit but you cannot use diacritics in the search.

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Other Learning Resources

  1. YNLC Tlingit YouTube Channel 
  2. Language Map
  3. Tlingit Reference Guide: Verbs, Grammar, Location & Direction, Concepts
    © 2019 Goldbelt Heritage Foundation and X̱ʼunei Lance Twitchell
  4. Interior Tlingit Noun Dictionary
  5. Sealaska Heritage
  6. Tlingit Dictionary
  7. Omniglot – the online encyclopedia of writing systems & languages
  8. Online Tlingit Verb Dictionary
  9. Beginning Tlingit book and CD – Nora and Richard Dauenhauer
  10. Beginning Tlingit workbook
  11. Sneaky sounds – Introduction to Tlingit sounds and spelling
  12. Tlingit Language website
  13. 575 Tlingit Verbs: A study of Tlingit Verb Paradigms
  14. Education Resources
  15. Tlingit Language Curriculum K-12
  16. Tlingit Language Curriculum – Primary Grades
  17. Say it in Tlingit – book and CD
  18. Here is an AMAZING list of Tlingit words/pairs that are easy to confuse, written by UAS Professor Xh’unei Lance Twitchell
  1.  Tlingit Literacy Workshop. January 23–25, 1984. Yukon Native Languages Project.
  2. Tlingit Literacy Workshop. May 6‐8, 1985. Yukon Native Language Centre.
  3. Tlingit Literacy Session. Whitehorse, Yukon, November 26, 27, 28, 1986.
  4. Tlingit Literacy Session. Yukon Native Language Centre, Whitehorse, Yukon, October 13–15, 1993.
  5. Tlingit Literacy Session. Whitehorse, Yukon, February 6–8, 1996.
  6. Tlingit Literacy Session. Whitehorse, Yukon, October 30–November 1, 1996.
  7. Tlingit Literacy Session. Whitehorse, Yukon, November 8–10, 1999, February 14 and 18, 2000.
  8. Tlingit Literacy Session. Whitehorse, Yukon, November 15–17, 2000, February 14–16, 2001.
  9. Tlingit Literacy Session. Whitehorse, Yukon, February 25–27, 2002.
  10. Tlingit Literacy Session. Yukon Native Language Centre, Whitehorse, Yukon, March 5–7, 2003.
  11. Tlingit Literacy Session. Yukon Native Language Centre, Whitehorse, Yukon, October 13–15, 2004.
  12. Tlingit Literacy Session. Yukon Native Language Centre, Whitehorse, Yukon, November 16–18, 2005.
  13. Topics in Tlingit Verb System and Orthographies. Yukon Native Language Centre, Whitehorse, Yukon, and Dr. Jeff Leer, Alaska Native Language Center. Based on the Tlingit Literacy Session, September 11–13, 2006, YNLC.
  14. Tlingit Literacy Session. Yukon Native Language Centre, Whitehorse, Yukon, February 19–21, 2008.
  15. Tlingit Literacy Session. Yukon Native Language Centre, Whitehorse, Yukon, February 16–18, 2009.
  16. Tlingit Literacy Session. Yukon Native Language Centre, Whitehorse, Yukon, September 9–11, 2009.
  17. Tlingit Literacy Session. Yukon Native Language Centre, Whitehorse, Yukon, March 1–3, 2010.
  18. Tlingit Literacy In-Service. Yukon Native Language Centre, Whitehorse, Yukon, November 16–17, 2010.
  19. Tlingit Literacy Session. Yukon Native Language Centre, Whitehorse, Yukon, February 15–16, 2011.
  20. Tlingit Literacy Session. Yukon Native Language Centre, Whitehorse, Yukon, November 15–16, 2011.
  21. Tlingit Literacy Session. Yukon Native Language Centre, Whitehorse, Yukon, September 27–28, 2012.
  22. Tlingit Literacy Session. Yukon Native Language Centre, Whitehorse, Yukon, November 13–15, 2013.
  23. Tlingit Literacy Session. Yukon Native Language Centre, Whitehorse, Yukon, October 6–8, 2014.
  24. Tlingit Literacy Session. Yukon Native Language Centre, Whitehorse, Yukon, October 6–7, 2015.

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

This embedded document contains all Tlingit print resources. It allows you to search all documents at one time. Click your mouse in the document window below and then Type ‘Ctrl’ and ‘f’ keys on your keyboard. Type in a search word or phrase in the small box that pops up and then hit ‘enter’ key. You can type in english or Tlingit but you cannot use diacritics in the search.

Search all Tlingit print resources

Other Learning Resources

  1. YNLC Tlingit YouTube Channel 
  2. Language Map
  3. Tlingit Reference Guide: Verbs, Grammar, Location & Direction, Concepts
    © 2019 Goldbelt Heritage Foundation and X̱ʼunei Lance Twitchell
  4. Interior Tlingit Noun Dictionary
  5. Sealaska Heritage
  6. Tlingit Dictionary
  7. Omniglot – the online encyclopedia of writing systems & languages
  8. Online Tlingit Verb Dictionary
  9. Beginning Tlingit book and CD – Nora and Richard Dauenhauer
  10. Beginning Tlingit workbook
  11. Sneaky sounds – Introduction to Tlingit sounds and spelling
  12. Tlingit Language website
  13. 575 Tlingit Verbs: A study of Tlingit Verb Paradigms
  14. Education Resources
  15. Tlingit Language Curriculum K-12
  16. Tlingit Language Curriculum – Primary Grades
  17. Say it in Tlingit – book and CD
  18. Here is an AMAZING list of Tlingit words/pairs that are easy to confuse, written by UAS Professor Xh’unei Lance Twitchell