Today Doyon Foundation mourns the passing of Minto elder, Rev. Berkman Silas.  Our thoughts and prayers go out to his wife Sarah, his family and loved ones. We value our elders highly as they each hold a vast body of knowledge passed down from our ancestors and the land.  We are grateful that Berkman generously shared his language and cultural knowledge with us throughout the years.

Che’ghwtsen’ is the word for Love in Lower Tanana Athabascan language, the word embodies the idea of Love and is the gift we have from our elders. Let us share Che’ghwtsen’ with one another today and every day.