In the August 2021 edition of Language Journeys, Ruth Ridley shared some of the memories and experiences growing up in Eagle and learning her Native language, Hän, with her family. Over the years, Ruth has supported and uplifted her language through writing stories, aiding in developing the written language, and working with various community organizations to create Hän language lessons. Ruth hopes to continue teaching the younger generations and takes pride and joy in hearing them speak the language.

This program is the fifth episode of Doyon Foundation’s Language Journeys series hosted at the Morris Thompson Center. Please join the Morris Thompson Center and Doyon Foundation as they bring in Alaska Native language learners from across the Interior to share their journeys learning their languages.