This week on “Gunalchéesh!”, we feature a Christmas-themed show. In Lingit, we hear a conversation between Nelly Lord and Lena Farkas and we hear two readings from the New Testament. We also hear a story in Inupiaq. In between, we hear songs by Sondra Segundo (Haida), Roby Littlefield (Tlingit), Annita Lafferty (Tlingit), Juneau Tsimshian Learners (Ts’msyen), Franklin James (Tlingit), Flora Rexford (Inupiaq), Khu.éex’ (Tlingit), and the Russian Orthodox Choir (Llingit). K’yuuhlgáansii hosts from Lingit Aani (Tlingit Land) in Sitka, Alaska.
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/y9jas5bzAll stories by:Frederick Olsen Jr.