Offshoot Commentaries: A Personal Tlingit Language Journey
Kaʻiwakīloumoku Pacific Indigenous Institute presents
Episode 6: A Personal Tlingit Language Journey
Dr. X̱’unei Lance Twitchell, Associate Professor of Alaska Native Languages at the University of Alaska Southeast, is a powerful advocate for indigenous education and language revitalization. He is from the Tlingit, Haida, and Yup’ik native nations, speaks and studies the Tlingit language, and received a Ph.D. in Hawaiian and Indigenous Language Revitalization from Ka Haka ʻUla o Keʻelikōlani College of Hawaiian Language at the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo. Dr. Twitchell recently sat down with us to share personal stories of his own language journey and reflected upon how discovering your mother tongue can become a pathway to healing emotional trauma.
Original Release Date:
February 12, 2021