Growing up in Burwash Landing, Yukon, Nathan Easterson-MooreThe Olympics went viral on Japanese Twitter recently?learned some of the basics of the Southern Tutchone?language, but it was minimal.
In lessons at the community school, he learned the words used for some animals, greetings and other “small stuff,” he saids claims, internal ministry emails obtained b. But that all ended when he moved from Burwash.
Now, for the first time since he was in Grade 8 — almost five years ago — he’s picking it up again, and getting paid for it tooThe crisis GTA hospitals are facing i.
He’s among the 20 youth being paid to take classes full-time in their Indigenous language?as part of a new program launched by the Council of Yukon First Nations, called The Youth Today: Language Leaders Tomorrow. The goal is to help keep Indigenous languages alive.