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Traditional Governance

Tlingit search keywords

  • Lingít
  • Jilḵáat Ḵwáan (Chilkat Tlingit)
  • Jilḵoot Ḵwáan (Chilkoot Tlingit)
  • Tʼaaḵu Ḵwáan (Taku Tlingit)
  • Chilkat River, Chilkat Peninsula
  • Taku River
  • Stikine River
  • Lingít Aaní
  • Raven (Yéil naa)
  • Eagle (Ch'aak'/Gooch naa)
  • Battle of Sitka, Tlingit Rebellion

A list of Tlingit ḵwáans, their variant names and Anglicized spellings can be found here.

Tlingit Traditional Governance

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"In this lecture, Gwál Yisikóo Yá Yéil: Maybe You Know This Raven, X̱’unei Lance Twitchell explores the character of Raven based on analysis of a series of Yéil Ḵutláakw (Raven Cycles) and Yéil Shkalneek (Raven Stories) that were documented from the 1950s through 2013. In his talk he discusses the behaviors and speech patterns of Raven and explores what this may reveal about people, places, languages, and histories."