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Kwanlin Dün: Dä́kwändür Ghay Ghàkwädīndür--Our Story in Our Words (Hardcover)

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D ́kw nd r Ghay Gh kw dīnd r--Our Story in Our Words tells the story of the peoples of the Kwanlin D n First Nation, from thousands of years ago to the present day. This richly illustrated book includes traditional stories from long ago, told by Elders, about the origins of the world and the aftermath of a great flood, about "The Double Winter" and "The Girl Who Married the Bear." Several stories appear in Tlingit, Tagish, Northern Tutchone, or Southern Tutchone, to share these original languages of Kwanlin D n with the next generation. The lives of early inhabitants of the Southern Yukon are imagined with reference to archaelogical finds and scientific understandings. Elders also share stories about the arrival of white people, about the Gold Rush days and the building of the Alaska Highway, and all the intense challenges that Kwanlin D n faced. KDFN citizens recall the decades-long land claims struggle that culminated in the KDFN Final Agreements in 2005. And the many nation-building accomplishments since then are celebrated--with an eye to much success ahead. Throughout the book are striking historical pictures, beautiful contemporary artwork, and vivid photographs of the land. D ́kw nd r Ghay Gh kw dīnd r--Our Story in Our Words is a wide-ranging story, told in many unique voices, that celebrates the values, endurance, and accomplishments of the Kwanlin D n First Nation.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781773270784
ISBN-10: 1773270788
Publisher: Figure 1 Publishing
Publication Date: January 19th, 2021
Pages: 296
Language: English