Haa yoo xh'atángixh haa sitee: we are our language

I have seen a brighter future, and that is a roomful of children who are not thinking about the fact that they have more than one name, and more than one language. Read more

Start your New Year with Alaska Native Languages at UAS

We all survived the turning over of the Mayan calendar, and yoo aan kaawa.áa taat (the night the earth quaked), and if anyone is looking for New Year's resolutions, then the place to go is our Alaska Native languages. Read more

Haa dachxhán'i yan yís, yéi jigaxhtooné

If we do not change what we are doing, and how we are doing it, then we will be well on our way to losing the Tlingit, Haida, and Tsimshian languages by the time our current kindergarten students are graduating high school. Read more

Haa tláa has, haa éesh has, wáa sá yeetusixhán

One of the more courageous students in my class asked how to deal with the emotions of being left out. Read more

Haa léelk'w has, has du ítxh yaa ntu.át

For those who are students of Tlingit, Haida or Tsimshian languages, I have some words just for you: we can do this. We will do this. Sometimes we think about heavy terms like "language death" or "extinction" and are crushed by the weight of them. Read more

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