Thank you to all the language learners who participated in our DLO On the Go contest earlier this year! Through the contest, we aimed to increase the number of students and the amount of time spent learning in Doyon Languages Online, which offers free online courses for Benhti Kokhut’ana Kenaga’ (Lower Tanana), Denaakk’e (Koyukon), Dinjii Zhuh K’yaa (Gwich’in) and Holikachuk.

Participating students earned one prize entry for every unit they competed. Existing users received credit for units they already completed. At the end of the contest, we drew three winners from each language class for prizes including:

  • First prize: iPad Mini
  • Second prize: iPod Touch
  • Third prize: $100 Apple gift card

All users will also receive Doyon Languages Online swag for participating!

Join us in congratulating our winners:


First prize: Almeria Alcantra 

Second prize: Dee the Libra

Third prize: Qunagh


First prize: Rachel Dumps 

Second prize: Joyce Roberts 

Third prize: Pamela Ann


First prize: Natalie Newman 

Second prize: Jordan David

Third prize: Mary Walker

Benhti Kenaga’

First prize:  Bridget Begay 

Second prize: Lingo Fan

Third prize: Freeda Felix 

We have contacted all of the winners who provided contact information. If you see your name or your Doyon Languages Online user name and have not been contacted about your prize, please contact Allan Hayton at or 907.459.2162 to verify your identity and claim your prize.

Again, thank you to all of our Doyon Languages Online students. We were thrilled to see a 114 percent increase in the number of students over the past year and a 103 percent increase in total session time. Keep up the learning!

Also, watch for the upcoming release of the remaining five Doyon Languages Online courses for Deg Xinag, Dihthaad Xt’een Iin Aanděeg’ (Tanacross), Dinak’i (Upper Kuskokwim), Hän, and Nee’aanèegn’ (Upper Tanana). These courses are in the final stages of testing and we can’t wait to share them with interested language learners!

If you or someone you know would like to learn a Native language of the Doyon region, we encourage you to learn more and sign up to access the free Doyon Languages Online courses at For more information, please contact us at or 907.459.2048.