Boat launch in Tanacross

Thank you to our speakers Nellie Probert, Dollie Jonathan and Irene Arnold for sharing summer-themed translations in Dihthaad Xt’een Iin Aanděeg’ (Tanacross) for our June 2021 Native Word of the Month!

Sheen = Summer

Nellie: Sheen tah shaa xuns̲ųų. = I like summer.

Dollie: Sheen tah łuug ghah Dihthâad nits’indah. = In the summer we move to Mansfield for fishing.

Irene: Ą̂ą, sheen tah jêg ts’enehtsíik. = Yes, we pick berries in the summer.

For more translations, view our Native word of the month archives on the Foundation website.

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