Special guest Bertina “Dedo’delu” Titus shared her memories of learning phrases of her language, Benhti Kenaga’, growing up in Minto. Bertina is a language learner who’s teaching her children and learning at the same time. She has passion to make sure the younger generations can grow up knowing and being proud of their language. Bertina hopes to learn through immersion and help others learn Benhti Kenaga’ through similar methods. The connection to identity and spirituality through language is powerful and helps her carry on her grandparents message. To view “Language Journeys: Bertina Titus on Behti Kenaga’” visit www.morristhompsoncenter.org/past-online-events.
This program is the fourth episode of Doyon Foundation’s Language Journeys series hosted at the Morris Thompson Center. There is new episode on the last Friday of every month at 12pm AKST. Please continue to join the Morris Thompson Center and Doyon Foundation as they bring in Alaska Native language learners from across the Interior to share their journeys learning their languages. Please visit the “Events” tab on the Morris Thompson Center website to view upcoming and past programs and to sign up for updates about future cultural programs. For more information about this series and other programs hosted by the Doyon Foundation, please visit https://doyonfoundation.com.