Nitsii Ddhaa in Arctic Village, courtesy of Allan Hayton

We are pleased to share our very first Native words of the month of 2020! Thank you to Allan Hayton for providing these Gwich’in translations:

Neegwadadhat = Year

K’eejit = New, recent, young

Neegwadadhat K’eejit zhit nakhwidivee goozu’! = May you all be well in the New Year!


For more translations, view our Native word of the month archives on the Foundation website.

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