Tutchone, Southern

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A language of Canada

Population

70 (2016 census). Ethnic population: 1,400 (Golla 2007).

Location

Yukon territory: Aishihik, Burwash Landing, Champagne, Haines Junction, Kloo Lake, Klukshu, Lake Laberge, and Whitehorse settlements.

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Language Status

7 (Shifting). Language of recognized indigenous peoples: Aishihik, Champagne, Champagne and Aishihik, Kluane, Kwanlin Dun, Ta’an Kwach’an.

Language Use

Shifting to English [eng]. Older adults.

Language Development
Taught in primary schools. Literacy workshops since 1984. Taught in schools at Kluane Lake and Haines Junction, and 3 elementary schools in Whitehorse have native language programs that include Southern Tutchone (Golla 2007).
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