Category Archives: Lingít Language

Animated Tlingit Stories

Here’s a great series of short, animated Tlingit stories. Each video comes in three versions: English subtitles, Tlingit subtitles, or no subtitles. If you are starting with the basics in Lingít X̱ʼéináx̱ Sá: Say It in Tlingit! then some of … Continue reading

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Back to School

The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education. It is a miracle that curiosity survives formal education. – Albert Einstein Knowledge which is acquired under compulsion has no hold on the mind. Therefore do not use compulsion, … Continue reading

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The Importance of Indigenous Languages

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Yee toowú klatseen á! You all be strong!

Great words from XH’UNEI at the Juneau Empire By XH'UNEI LANCE A. TWITCHELL FOR THE JUNEAU EMPIRE Our region and people are in the middle of an incredible storm. Our ancestors used to soak themselves in the winter waters for … Continue reading

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Yéil ḵa G̱uwakaan — Ḵeixwnéi X̱ʼéidáx̱

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‘De-colonization’ vs. ‘conscientization’ or ‘consciousness-raising’

The following is an excerpt of the keynote address given by Graham Smith at the Alaskan Federation of Natives (AFN) Convention in October of 2003. The whole speech is required reading for indigenous people, in my opinion. It can be … Continue reading

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Káaxwei gaawú áyá – It’s coffee time!

Indeed.

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