drumSee below for our March Native word of the month in Gwich’in and Deg Xinag!

Gwich’in

Vadzaih dhaa = Caribou hide

Vadzaih dhaa haa shuh dhałtsaii. = I made a drum from caribou hide.

Listen to an audio recording. Hai’ (thank you) to Allan Hayton for providing the translation.

Deg Xinag

Ghinoy vidhith = Caribou hide

Ghinoy vidhith yił sigisrosr dhitlsenh. = I made my drum with caribou hide.

Listen to an audio recording. Dogidinh (thank you) to George Demientieff Holly for providing the translation.

Each month, a new Native word or phrase and definition will be shared on our website, as well as on our blog and Facebook page, along with an audio recording of the pronunciation.

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Have an idea for a Native Word of the Month? Please email your idea to haytona@doyon.com.

Our August Native word of the month is now available on our website – check it out at http://www.doyonfoundation.com! A big thank you to Foundation board member Lorraine David for providing this month’s translation. If you have a translation in another language, please share it with us on our Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/doyonfoundation. And if you want to see previous words of the month, visit http://www.doyonfoundation.com/static/WordOfTheMonth.aspx!

Language preservation and education is important to us at the Doyon Foundation. One way we demonstrate this is with our Native Word of the Month. The featured May word is:

Dets’en okko enkk’o’eedoyh = He is hunting for geese.
(Koyukon Athabascan)

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Thank you to Lorraine David for providing this month’s translation.