Today is Indigenous Peoples Day, and Doyon Foundation invites you to celebrate by sharing YOUR language!

In 2017, Gov. Bill Walker signed legislation recognizing Indigenous Peoples Day in Alaska. The law establishes Alaska as the second state in the nation to recognize Indigenous Peoples Day on the second Monday of October, replacing Columbus Day.

Join in the celebration by finding the “Happy Indigenous Peoples Day” translation in your language below and sharing it on social media. Be sure to tag @DoyonFoundation!

“Happy Indigenous Peoples Day” Translations

Benhti Kokhut’ana Kenaga’ (Lower Tanana)

“Ten Khwt’ana Yi Dedranh Nanik Khilanh

Translator: Sarah Silas


Deg Xinag

“Deg Xit’an Dinadran Xits’anxididhił”

Translator: Beth Leonard


Denaakk’e (Koyukon)

“Tl’eeyegge Hʉt’aane Kkaa Dedzaanh Sozelts’eeyh”

Translators: Susan Paskvan, Eliza Jones


Dihthaad Xt’een Iin Aanděeg’ (Tanacross)

“Dindeh Shuu Dziin’ Xdiint’eh”

Translator: Irene Arnold


Dinak’i (Upper Kuskokwim)

“Dina’ena Drana’ Huzrunh”

Translator: Steven Nikolai, Sr.


Dinjii Zhuh K’yaa (Gwich’in)

“Dinjii Zhuh Drin Shroonch’yaa”

Translator: Kenneth Frank


Hän

“Jëjezhuu Shòo Drin”

Translator: Ruth Ridley


Holikachuk

“Dinayoo Dzanh”

Translator: Mary Deacon


Inupiaq

“Quvianagli Iñuqqaat Nunani Uvluat!”

Translator: Jennifer Adams


Nee’aanèegn’ (Upper Tanana)

“Dineh Shuu Xaah Dziin Saanayh”

Translators: Jamie Marunde, Roy Sam, Rosa Brewer, Lorraine Titus, Ruth Johnny


Want to learn your Native language? Sign up for Doyon Languages Online, which offers online language lessons for free to all interested learners! 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. Courses in Deg Xinag, Dihthaad Xt’een Iin Aanděeg’ (Tanacross), Dinak’i (Upper Kuskokwim), Hän  and Nee’aanèegn’ (Upper Tanana) are coming soon! Learn more and sign up at www.doyonfoundation.com/dlo.