Close up photo of traditional Alaska Native woven basket.

Language Journeys: Hishinlai’ on Gwich’in

Special guest Hishinlai’ Peter shared some of the memories and experiences that have shaped her language learning journey with Alaska Native language Gwich’in, and how she teaches and encourages others in their learning. Hishinlai’ has spent many years teaching Gwich’in at the University of Alaska Fairbanks using an immersive learning approach for her students. To view “Language Journeys: Hishinlai’ Peter on Gwich’in” visit

This program is the third 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