The Yinka Déné Language Institute
646 Stoney Creek Road
Vanderhoof BC V0J 3A1 Canada
250-561-5848, local 5460 (telephone)
The Yinka Déné Language Institute is devoted to the preservation and promotion of Yinka Dene language and culture. Our activities include:
Encouraging the use of our languages.
Publishing material in our languages.
Producing documentation for our languages
Training researchers, language teachers, and other language specialists.
Producing teaching materials for our languages and culture.
Archiving material on our languages, culture, and history.
News and Announcements
Here is a list of sources for language-related Christmas shopping.
We now have an RSS feed. Subscribe to be notified of updates to the site: RSS.
Yinka Dene Dustl'us
Shana Labatch and Lillian Sam at the Learning Hub at the College of New Caledonia in Fort St. James are publishing a monthly newsletter almost entirely in Carrier called the Yinka Dene Dustl'us. Submissions from readers are welcome. It can be downloaded
A pocket-sized dictionary of Stuart Lake Carrier has been published.
This dictionary is designed especially for those learning the language.
Although pocket-sized, it contains over 3,000 entries.
Here is a flyer with more information,
and here are two sample pages.
Contact Nak'azdli band office: 250-996-7171.
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please submit your email address here using the form below.
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For information about other First Nations languages of British Columbia, about
the First Nations languages of British Columbia in general, and about endangered
languages, language maintenance, and related topics,
go to the First Nations Languages of British Columbia web site.
Nous sommes désolés de ne pas avoir tout traduit en français. Néanmoins,
certains renseignments sont disponibles en français. Cet index en
Veuillez nous communiquer en français si vous voulez.