Ethel Beck cutting fish, as seen in

Thank you to our speakers, sisters Ruth Ridley and Ethel Beck, for sharing our August 2021 Native Word of the Month in Hän!

Ruth: Łuu gąyy nįdhänn? = Would you like some dry fish?

Ethel: Ą̈hą̈̀ʼ, łuu gąyy shëjèhtląą. = Yes, Iʼd like some dry fish.

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

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