At 95, Tr'ondëk Hwëch'in First Nation’s last fluent Hän speaker hopes to pass on as much as he can


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95-year-old Percy Henry is the last fluent speaker of the Hän language in the Tr'ondëk Hwëch'in First Nation in Yukon. Now, work is underway to capture his knowledge of the language so it’s not forgotten. Matt Galloway discusses those efforts with Georgette McLeod, the First Nation's language administrator and oral historian in Dawson City, Yukon, who’s learning more of the Hän language from Henry. He also speaks with Mskwaankwad Rice, an Anishinaabemowin adult learner who studies linguistics; and Belinda Daniels, an assistant professor of Indigenous education with the University of Victoria, who is Nehiyaw from Sturgeon Lake First Nation in Saskatchewan.

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