Introduction

Take another look through, there are some new materials throughout the website! 🙂

 

This site is administered by Khâsha (Stephen Reid). Though administered by Khâsha, there is oversight by many community members and language mentors.

 

Whats new?!

Language Lessons!

Under the drop menu at the top of this page is “learning dákwanjè” place the mouse over Paddy Jim, and you will see “language lessons”. Each week new language sessions will be added.

 

 Dákwanjè Moore_Tlen-2007-pg268

*click on image to zoom in

Sha je kadììʼäw akʼą dzenų. Shàw ghą nà kwáníchʼenä̀w.

Dádän Kwächʼäl kwächʼä̀n, Kʼua mǟn kwächʼä̀n, Łùʼàn kwächʼä̀n, Łu ghą Chù kwächʼä̀n, Äshèyī kwachʼä̀n, Tàaʼän mǟn kwachʼä̀n, kwaanlin kwächʼän ghaîchʼe.

Dádän nanatsät kwatsʼä̀n îchʼe. Dän kwädą̄y kwatà nenäjè áchʼēna. Akʼą kʼe äjù kwätà nenäjè dan. Khäy chʼêw däkwänjè chedígęl. Tsʼetlʼäw ashäw nlį dän yakelhà, kwädidan kʼe akukachʼe meyenįłį kwädą̄y dän kwänjē yá kwändänä́w. Kwadą̄y kwäkʼe kindän chʼe kakʼe shä̀w unle shį . Akʼą̈ kʼe dajunena adishü ghäʼi keda kwänje na keduʼal däw adishü kʼiakwidän.

The sun is up on this day. Itʼs good to see all of you people.

Our people are from the flatland area (Champagne), Kloo Lake area, Kluane area, Klukshu area, Aishihik area, Lake Labarge area, and Whitehorse area.

Our people come from strong people. A long time ago our people lived in the bush.  Now our people donʼt live in the bush.  Slowly we are losing our language. Our elders are dying off, thatʼs why we want old people to teach us the old Indian Language. If you learn the old way your going to be good.

Now with our children we try to teach them the language.

 

 

 

daghalhaan kʼe junena dancing

-Dághalhaan kʼe children dancing

   dakwakada junena dancing

 

 

*Image of map retrieved May 2, 2015 from: http://www.canadalegal.info/yukon/maps/yukon-1st-nations-languages.html. Weller Cartographic limited. Published by Mapmatrix.com & Canadalegal.info