In our October 2020 Native word of the month, we get to experience a special moment between grandparent and grandchild. Ana Basi’ to our speaker, Vernell Titus. 

Vernell Titus and her grandson, Chad Roberts

Sechoya = My grandchild

Sechoya, oni’. = Come here, my grandchild.

Benhti Kenaga’ (Lower Tanana)

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

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