June 6-7, 2016

hosted by the Goyatıkǫ̀ Language Society


Save the date! The 2016 conference will be held at the Explorer Hotel in Yellowknife, on Monday and Tuesday, June 6-7, 2016. To receive updates subscribe to the Mailing List.


We are please to welcome Canadian North Airlines as a Premier Sponsor. As part of this sponsorship Canadian North will be providing discounted travel for conference participants.

About the name

At the 2012 conference in Bellingham it was suggested that the conference name be changed from Athabaskan to Dene, reflecting a preference for the latter term by many conference participants. It is well-known that the name Athabaskan is not an indigenous term (see this site). For the sake of continuity we will continue to list the former name in parentheses during this time of transition.

Future meetings

The 2017 conference will likely be held in the Southwest, in Apache country. 

Want to host a conference? Contact us or bring your suggestions to the next meeting.


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