Join us for a kid-friendly activity, making a bird ornament for the holidays and learning about the Denaakk’e language and culture with Susan Paskvan, Native Language Coordinator, at Yukon-Koyukuk School District.
We will be making two bird hanging ornaments, the black-capped chickadee and pine grosbeak. While making
these ornaments Susan will talk about their names in Denaakk’e (Koyukon Athabascan).
After that, Susan will demonstrate how to make a torn-paper collage of a ptarmigan. While making this Susan will tell a k’edon ts’ednee story about a wooden bowl that involved a ptarmigan, a mink, and a traditional food nonaałdlode (fish ice cream).
“During the K’edon Ts’ednee times, a time long ago, the animals and birds were able to talk to each other…”
SUPPLIES FOR THE BIRD ORNAMENTS
Card stock paper
— Glue and maybe a plate to put a glob of glue on
— Stuffing like paper towel
— Fish line or string to hang the ornament
— Black marker, silver, gold, and red glitter
SUPPLIES FOR THE TORN-PAPER COLLAGE–
– White construction paper
— Blue background paper
— White crayon
— Red marker