Xàgots’eèhk’ǫ̀ translates to having a campfire in the Tłı̨chǫ language. Fire is important to Northerners; a campfire is where people gather, share stories, seek warmth, cook food, and many other activities. Like a campfire, this journal is a space to exchange information and bring together voices from across the North.

Listen to Rosa Mantla from Behchokǫ̀ pronounce Xàgots’eèhk’ǫ̀ in this audio clip

This new, Northern-based, and open access journal publishes work in multiple genres on topics important to Northern peoples, and aims to share, strengthen, and celebrate Northern peoples’ relationship to land, languages, cultures, and ways of life.

To do this, Xàgots’eèhk’ǫ̀ Journal accepts scholarly and creative submissions across disciplines, languages, and genres.



The deadline to submit work for the second edition of the Xàgots’eèhk’ǫ̀ journal has been extended! You can now submit work until June 1, 2023.


Vol. 1 No. 1 (2022): Education in the North

Published: 2022-11-28

The Skinning

Antoine Mountain


Creating a Home Kit for Teaching Tłı̨chǫ Language: Starting with Input from Parents and Educators

Nazila Eisazadeh, Erica McDonald, Shannon Wedawin, Suchitra Yadav, Gloria Francis, Shelley Stagg Peterson


Classroom on the Land

Sandy Little, Heather Fikowski, Pertice Moffitt


Book Reviews

Stephanie Irlbacher-Fox


In Memoriam: Alfred Moses

Norman Snowshoe


In Memoriam: Deborah Simmons

Jess Dunkin, Jean Polfus, Tee Wern Lim


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