Upper Tanana

About the Upper Tanana language

Read about the Upper Tanana language

Encouragement Phrases Poster

Upper Tanana Poster
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YNLC, CYFN and NRC Project: White River First Nation

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Latest News, Events & Gatherings

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Alphabet Chart

Interactive Storybook with Audio

Chahjäktà’ Ṣẖah Ẋah Naholnik – At Chahjäktà’s House by Bessie John

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Upper Tanana 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 Upper Tanana Elders and community members, including from White River First Nation 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 Upper Tanana 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.


Upper Tanana Story Books

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Dineh Łàatihàay. The Man is Hunting.
John, Bessie and Yukon Native Language Centre, 1996.

Naatùʼ Nachʼehchʼį̀ǫ. Naatùʼ Goes Fishing .
John, Bessie and Yukon Native Language Centre, 1997. 

Chahjäktàʼ S̱ẖah X̱ah Naholnik. At Chahjäktà’s House.
John, Bessie and Yukon Native Language Centre, 1998. 


Upper Tanana Language Lessons with Audio

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Upper Tanana Language Lessons: Scottie Creek Dialect.
John, Bessie and Yukon Native Language Centre, 2010. 
   


Upper Tanana Literacy Sessions and In-Services

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  1. Upper Tanana Literacy Session. Workshop held at the Yukon Native Language Centre, Whitehorse, Yukon, November 12–14, 1997. Whitehorse, YT: Yukon Native Language Centre.  
  2. White River First Nation Language Session (Upper Tanana). Yukon Native Language Centre, Whitehorse, Yukon, February 28 – March 1 and 2, 2001. Whitehorse, YT: Yukon Native Language Centre.  
  3. Upper Tanana Literacy Session. Yukon Native Language Centre, Whitehorse, Yukon, November 25–28, 2002. Whitehorse, YT: Yukon Native Language Centre.  
  4. Upper Tanana Literacy Session. Yukon Native Language Centre, Whitehorse, Yukon, February 21–23, 2006. Whitehorse, YT: Yukon Native Language Centre.  
  5. Upper Tanana Literacy Session. Yukon Native Language Centre, Whitehorse, Yukon, May 10–11, 2007. Whitehorse, YT: Yukon Native Language Centre.  
  6. Upper Tanana Literacy Session. Yukon Native Language Centre, Whitehorse, Yukon, November 14–16, 2007. Whitehorse, YT: Yukon Native Language Centre.  
  7. Upper Tanana Literacy Session. Yukon Native Language Centre, Whitehorse, Yukon, February 5–6, 2009. Whitehorse, YT: Yukon Native Language Centre.  
  8. Upper Tanana and Northern Tutchone Literacy Session for White River First Nation. February 15–18, 2010, Yukon Native Language Centre, Whitehorse, Yukon. Whitehorse, YT: Yukon Native Language Centre.  
  9. U. Tanana and N. Tutchone Literacy Session for the White River First Nation. Yukon Native Language Centre, Whitehorse, Yukon, February 28–March 2, 2011. Whitehorse, YT: Yukon Native Language Centre.  
  10. Upper Tanana Literacy Session. Yukon Native Language Centre, Whitehorse, Yukon, November 13–14, 2014. Whitehorse, YT: Yukon Native Language Centre.  

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 Upper Tanana 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 Upper Tanana but you cannot use diacritics in the search.

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Other Learning Resources

  1. YNLC Upper Tanana YouTube Channel 
  2. Language Map
  3. White River First Nation Language Revitalization 
  4. Ominglot – the online encyclopedia of writing systems & languages
  5. University of Alaska, Fairbanks – Upper Tanana
  6. Alaska Native Languages