Haa Ḵusteeyí: Our Way of Life: Lingít Values thru Story and Song


How can we bring more Lingít language into the classroom and help our youth remember the words of our Elders? Music. This session outlines a music unit developed as part of Sealaska Heritage’s Thru the Cultural Lens program, which uses the musicality of the Lingít language to serve as the basis for creating new music that directly supports Lingít language learning. Through story and song, this curriculum strives to bring these values alive for all children by singing them in Lingít and exploring their meanings through traditional oral narratives.