Special guest Dewey Kk’ołeyo Hoffman shared some of the memories and experiences that have shaped his language learning journey with Alaska Native language Denaakk’e Dedeenee, and how he supports and encourages others in their learning. Dewey works on many projects to promote Native languages like Molly of Denali and community language groups for Denaakk’e Dedeenee. At the end of the discussion, Dewey shared a language lesson that imparts an important message about language learning and community. To view “Language Journeys: Dewey Kk’ołeyo Hoffman on Denaakk’e Dedeenee” visit www.morristhompsoncenter.org/past-online-events.
This program is the second 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.