Tlingit Conversation: Ida Calmegane with Bessie Cooley

Tlingit Conversation: Ida Calmegane with Bessie Cooley

354 223 Frederick Olsen Jr.

This week on “Gunalchéesh!”, we will hear Ida Calmegane and Bessie Cooley speak together in Tlingit. In between, hear two songs by Khu.éex’ (Tlingit) as well as songs by Guujaaw (Haida), Dionne Brady-Howard (Tlingit), Sondra Segundo (Haida), Pamyua (Yupik), and Paul Jackson (Tlingit). Hosted by K’yuuhlgáansii (kyooth-GAWN-see, “Place of One’s Own”, Haida) on Lingit Aani (Tlingit land) in Sitka, Alaska.

Listen Live Thursday April 8th on KCAW Sitka and KCAW.org (April 15th on KRBD Ketchikan and KRBD.org) as well as Friday April 9th at 9 PM on KSTK Wrangell FM and KSTK.org. “Gunalchéesh!” podcast available on Anchor, Apple Podcasts, Breaker, Google Podcasts, Overcast, Pocket Casts, RadioPublic, and Spotify. Updated Fridays.

Frederick Olsen Jr.

K’yuuhlgaansii hin uu dii kuyaang. In the Haida language, my name is K’yuuhlgaansii (“Place of one’s own”). I am of the Sgajuuga.ahl Clan–Haida eagle moiety with beaver, frog, and sculpin crests. In April 2019, I started a FM radio show called “Gunalchéesh!” on KCAW Sitka, Alaska. “Gunalchéesh!” is a weekly one hour radio celebration of Alaska Native languages, especially the endangered Tlingit and Haida. Listeners hear conversations, songs, stories, and much more in Alaska Native languages without much translation. Listen Live Thursdays at l0:06 PM on KCAW Sitka FM and KCAW.org or Fridays at 9 PM on KSTK Wrangell FM and KSTK.org. Hear last week's show: https://tinyurl.com/y9jas5bz

All stories by:Frederick Olsen Jr.

Frederick Olsen Jr.

K’yuuhlgaansii hin uu dii kuyaang. In the Haida language, my name is K’yuuhlgaansii (“Place of one’s own”). I am of the Sgajuuga.ahl Clan–Haida eagle moiety with beaver, frog, and sculpin crests. In April 2019, I started a FM radio show called “Gunalchéesh!” on KCAW Sitka, Alaska. “Gunalchéesh!” is a weekly one hour radio celebration of Alaska Native languages, especially the endangered Tlingit and Haida. Listeners hear conversations, songs, stories, and much more in Alaska Native languages without much translation. Listen Live Thursdays at l0:06 PM on KCAW Sitka FM and KCAW.org or Fridays at 9 PM on KSTK Wrangell FM and KSTK.org. Hear last week's show: https://tinyurl.com/y9jas5bz

All stories by:Frederick Olsen Jr.

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