Evan Gardner and Susannah Ciotti returned to Fairbanks for a month-long series of
Where Are Your Keys (WAYK) workshops, hosted by Doyon Foundation in January. The
WAYK system is a comprehensive method for revitalizing endangered languages and
Making a cup of tea or preparing salmon salad may not sound like it belongs in a language-learning workshop – but that is exactly what participants did in the spring 2015 Where Are Your Keys (WAYK) workshop. Read more.
A series of Where Are Your Keys (WAYK) language trainings were held within the Doyon, Limited region this fall, drawing nearly
50 language learners-teachers. Read more.
Last fall, Doyon Foundation hosted a training on the Where Are Your Keys (WAYK) language learning system. WAYK founder, Evan Gardner,
facilitated the training, which took place in Fairbanks. The intent behind this system of learning is to train people on how to quickly become
fluent speakers of indigenous languages. Thirty people attended the training, coming from different Athabascan villages throughout
the Doyon region. In an effort to find out how successful the training was, and to learn how we could improve future trainings,
we completed a post-training evaluation. The full report is now available here.
A special thank you to Elias Saylor, our summer intern, who completed the report with support from Evaluation Research Associates.
The 2014 Signs of the Land: Reaching Arctic Communities Facing Climate Change Camp Academy took place July 28 – 31 at
Howard Luke Galee’ya Camp in Fairbanks, Alaska.
Read more on our blog.
As part of its language revitalization program, Doyon Foundation hosted two informational audio conferences for the Doyon region.
The first took place December 10 and 17, and the second was held January 16. Click here for full minutes from the
December 17 meeting,
and click here for full minutes from the January 16 meeting.
Read more in our news archive.
We hosted the Where Are Your Keys (WAYK) language training in early November 2013. Approximately 30 people participated in the four-day training in Fairbanks,
and six of the nine Native languages in the Doyon region were represented.
Read more on our blog,
and check back often for details on upcoming training opportunities.
Envisioning our people actively learning, using and teaching the language is the enduring intent of Doyon’s initiative to revitalize our languages.
Contact our office at 907-459-2048 or email@example.com .