The Yinka Déné Language Institute
646 Stoney Creek Road
Vanderhoof BC V0J 3A1 Canada
250-561-5848, local 5460 (telephone)
250-561-5874 (FAX)


The Yinka Déné Language Institute is devoted to the preservation and promotion of Yinka Dene language and culture. Our activities include:




News and Announcements

Christmas Shopping
Here is a list of sources for language-related Christmas shopping.
RSS feed
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 here.
The Carrier Language: a brief introduction
A slightly revised new printing of The Carrier Language: A Brief Introduction is now available from the College of New Caledonia Press.
Pocket English-Carrier Dictionary
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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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 français.

Veuillez nous communiquer en français si vous voulez.


Updated 2013-11-23



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