Nathan Easterson-Moore, from the Kluane First Nation, is learning Southern Tutchone. He's part of a new group of students who are paid to learn Indigenous languages, in order to help preserve them. (Submitted by Nathan Easterson-Moore)
"Shadelle Chambers, executive director of the council of Yukon First Nations, said the program was created to mentor a new generation of language leaders.
"I think it is the best practice in language revitalization to focus and target programs at young parents or parents-to-be," she said.
Each student, she said, has a personalized learning plan that includes a combination of online classes and land-based learning.
In addition to Southern Tutchone, other students in the program will learn Tlingit, Kaska, Northern Tutchone and Hän."
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