Hąį’ęę, thank you, to our language revitalization program director, Allan Hayton, for sharing our November 2020 Native Word of the Month in Gwich’in.

Shreeneech’ilt’aii = Circular rainbow around the sun

Gwiink’oo gwilii dai’, geetee hee shreeneech’ilt’aii gwaraah’in. = When it is getting cold out, we sometimes see a circular rainbow around the sun.

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

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