Nee’aanèegn’ (Upper Tanana) speaker, Avis Sam

Our September Native Word of the Month comes from a set of Nee’aanèegn’ (Upper Tanana) language lessons created by Avis Sam and produced by the Yukon Native Language Centre.

Dineh k’èh hǫ̀ǫheeyh? = Do you speak your Native language?

Ąą’, Dineh k’èh hùhheeyh. = Yes, I speak Native language.

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

We also invite you to access free online language-learning lessons by signing up for Doyon Languages Online! We currently have lessons available for Benhti Kokhut’ana Kenaga’ (Lower Tanana), Denaakk’e (Koyukon), Holikachuk and Dinjii Zhuh K’yaa (Gwich’in), as well as a special set of Hän lessons based on the work of the late Isaac Juneby. All interested learners may sign up and access the courses at no charge – sign up today!