July 25, 2021

Canada: 10,000 Pages of Yukon Indigenous Language Material Published Online

From the CBC:

A collection of Yukon Indigenous language books has been scanned, organized and made freely available online.

There’s at least 10,000 pages of material in eight languages — Gwich’in, Han, Kaska, Northern Tutchone, Southern Tutchone, Tagish, Tlingit and Upper Tanana.

The publications used to be available only on paper at the Yukon Native Language Centre, which is at Yukon College in Whitehorse.

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The online publication only happened after a change in management.

Earlier this year the Yukon government handed over responsibility for the Yukon Native Language Centre to the Council of Yukon First Nations (CYFN). The CYFN has pledged to change the centre from a resource to certify teachers into more of a community school, reaching out to anyone interested in learning a Yukon Indigenous language.

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The material can be found at www.ynlc.ca under the languages tab.

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About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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