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This section of the website contains several "time-aligned" Dena'ina stories. This means that you can listen to a story and follow along by reading the Dena'ina text and an English translation. You can listen to the entire story without interuption, or you can click an audio link next to a particular line of the story and listen to just than line. There are several different types of stories here: traditional narratives, historical narratives, and memories of everyday life.
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|Speaker||Dena'ina Title||English Title||Duration|
|Andrew Balluta||Htsast'a Ghu Nał T'qighit'ach'||How it was in the past for us||4:07|
|Mary Oskolkoff||Ggugguyni Sukdu||Raven Story||2:36|
|Agnes Cusma||Deggech' Tinitun Dilah Vena Qech'||Upper Trail to Telaquana Lake||1:20|
|Albert Wassillie||Kił Ch'qinaghiłnik'en Sutdu'a||The Story of the Stupid Boy||3:23|
|Peter Kalifornsky||K'nuy'a Uhu Ch'el'ani||We Go For Beaver||1:04|
|Pete Bobby||K'qizaghetnu Ht'ana||Lime Village Territory|
|Andrew Balluta||K'uhda'i Ghuseltax Ha Nił'unilyax||A Moose is Skinned and Butchered|
|Antone Evan||Łi Ta'a||Glacial Water|
|Peter Kalifornsky||Łuq'a Ch'k'ezdelghayi||Putting Up Salmon|
|Peter Kalifornsky||Naq'eltanich' Bahdach'nelneshi||The Lords Prayer||1:04|
|Vonga Bobby||Ndalvay Heyenghiłyihch'||How They Used to Train Geese|
|Gabriel Trefon||Nughil Vetnu Nudghiłent||At the Waterfall on Newhalen River|
|Peter Kalifornsky||Qetitl' K'elik'a Ch'tunik'nasdzeden||Potlach Song of a Lonely Man|
|Peter Kalifornsky||Qunshi Uquch'elani||Beluga Hunting|
|Pete Bobby||Shanteh Nuch'ghunexch'||Summer Boat Travel on the Upper Stony River|
|Shem Pete||Susitnu Htsukdu'a||Susitna Story|
|Fedosia Sacaloff||Unhsah Tahna'ina||The First Underwater People (Russians)|
These stories were time-aligned and compiled by Andrea Berez, James Kari & Sadie Williams. A CD version was distributed at the 2005 Dena'ina Language Institute. Copies of the CD may be available from the Alaska Native Language Center.
Materials on this site are copyrighted by the original authors, the speakers whose voices are recorded, and the Alaska Native Language Center. Materials may be used freely for non-commercial, educational purposes as specified in the license agreement. Alaska Native Language Center Archive materials made available through the Dena'ina Qenaga Digital Archive may be subject to more restrictive conditions of use as specified by the original depositors.