Photo credit: James Brooks

Our May 2022 Native Word of the Month celebrates spring and the changes in the landscape that come with the new season.

Łuu hijii. = The ice is going out.

Dinjii Zhuh K’yaa (Gwich’in)

A special thank you to Allan Diton Hayton for providing this month’s translation.

For more Native words, view our archives on the Foundation website.

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