Alaska Cruisetour: John Martin, One Of The Last Tlingit Speakers

Narrating on Cruise West’s Spirit of Endeavour in Glacier Bay National Park, native Tlingit speaker John Martin recites a passage in his ancestoral language. Martin, who spends the day and evening with Cruise West passengers, says he is one of only 12 fluent speakers of the Tlingit language.

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  • btw, I had Carolyn and John’s personal email, but it doesn’t seem to work anymore, so please pass my emails along to them and I look forward to hearing from them.

    John and Carolyn and their niece are truely wonderful people and I’d like to learn more about the Tlingits when I return to Alaska and support them however I can. They are great people!

    cindy fortney


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