“Gunalchéesh!” – Christmas 2021

“Gunalchéesh!” – Christmas 2021

886 859 Frederick Olsen Jr.

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.

Airs Wednesdays after the 8 PM news on KCAW Sitka and kcaw.org, Mondays at 1 PM on KSTK Wrangell and kstk.org, Mondays at 3 PM on KTOO Juneau and ktoo.org, and Thursdays after the 10 PM news on KRBD Ketchikan and krbd.org.

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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