- Read and pronounce words in Yukon Athapaskan languages, Tlingit, and Inuktitut.
- Deepen your understanding of traditional territories by examining indigenous place names.
- Learn the Southern Tutchone and Tlingit words for some useful plants in the southern Yukon.
- Appreciate the work currently being done to revitalize Yukon indigenous languages.
- Use a simple geographical information system.
Journal entry: Draw a picture of the plant you harvested at home, and write its name in at least one Yukon native language. State at least one way in which Yukon native people have traditionally used this plant. Describe where you found it, who you went with, and what it tasted like.
Gazetteer of Yukon place names http://www.yesnet.yk.ca/firstnations/pdf/yt_gazetteer_10.pdf
Alaska Native language centre: http://www.uaf.edu/anlc/
Yukon Place Names Board: http://www.yukonplacenames.ca/YGPNB_flash.html
Medicinal flora of the Alaska natives: http://184.108.40.206/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/Med_Flora_AK_Natives.pdf
Gwich’in Plant database: http://plants.gwichin.ca/
Southeast Alaska Traditional Food Guide: http://www.searhc.org/documents/health-promotions/TradFoodGuideFinal_1.pdf
Map of Yukon languages: http://www.gov.yk.ca/pdf/languages_map.pdf