Special guest Ruth Ridley shared some of the memories and experiences growing up in Eagle and learning her Native language, Hän, with her family. Over the years, Ruth has supported and uplifted her language through writing stories, aiding in developing the written language, and working with various community organizations to create Han language lessons, such as the Doyon Foundation. Ruth hopes to continue teaching the younger generations and takes pride and joy in hearing them speak the language. To view “Language Journeys: Ruth Ridley on Hän” visit www.morristhompsoncenter.org/past-online-events.
This program is the fifth 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.