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Gwich'in Luxury Mission Statement & Guiding Values

Gwich’in kat jidìi gichil’ee gwinjik gohdaih

Live following what is valued by the Gwich’in people


Have respect


Have honor/respect



Zhuu ghadidich’uh

S/he is loving (kindness)






Teaching others


Our stories

Atr’aadzoo ts’àt elik

Dancing and songs


Religion / Spirituality

Nihtat tr’indaii ts’àt nihk’atr’inahtih

Sharing and taking care of each other

Ch’igwijuu’ee ts’àt tthak nihk’it guk’atr’inahtih

Straight forward and looking after each other equally

Yeenoo nikhwichih gugwiindai’ kat guuk’it nan kak khehtak hàatsah

We will travel on the land the same way as the ones who lived before us

Gwiinzii gwitr’it gwàatsii guuzhik dlok nidhaa’aih

We are smiling while we do good work

K’agwaadhat ts’àt yeenoo nikhwichih gugwiindai’ nikhwiginee’aa gwinjik gwiidandaih

We live under the leadership of God and those who lived before us

Nihkwehdoo gugwiheendaii kat, gwiinzii gugwiheendaii geenjit

For those who will live after us, they will live a good life

Jùk drin gwizraih nan k’ahnaatyaa geenjit zhat t’iidich’uh

We are here to take care of the land, only for today

Yeendoo gwitr’iinin kat guuveenjit gwiinzii nan k’ahnaatyah

We will look after the land good for the children of the future

Gweeheezuu gwich’i’ k’ahnaatyah

We will look after it so it won’t get bad

Vadzaih zhùu nagitaa’oo shìk guk’iinjohshit

Always believe that the caribou will walk freely

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