Shigwitrit gwidal My Working Tools

Ai shi’ii I have snowshoes
Dii k’ee shi’ii I have a gun
Srii shi’ii I have a knife
Vah troo tr’it’ii shi’ii I have a saw
Gwik’ih shi’ii I have a file
Vah Gwīitthàt shi’ii I have a hammer
Vah Gijiitīi shi’ii I have a drill
Dachan ch’anttgwàh I have a plane
Tr’ih shi’ii I have a canoe
Khał shi’ii I have a sled
Dachàavàł shi’ii I have a toboggan
Taa’aih shi’ii I have a paddle 
Jidìi Kàgwanah’in? What are you looking for?
Diik’ee tsal gweejii? Where’s the small gun?
Daa’aii tsal shū’ kanìtìi I can’t find my axe 
Srii shi’ii kwaa I don’t have a knife 


When I was a kid this Elder gave me a Gwich’in name”CHIH AHAA” Translated it means”walking ahead”
Allan Benjamin CHIH AHAA