Dene (Athabaskan) Languages Conference

The Dene Languages Conference (also known as the Athabascan Languages Conference) brings together linguists, speakers, educators and policy makers from across the Athabascan region. Over the past two decades this conference has become the principal forum in which members of geographically distant, but culturally and intellectually related, Athabascan communities can compare notes and learn from each other.

Date  Location  Host/Sponsor   
2019   Davis, California   UC Davis    
2018   Simth River, California   Tolowa Dee-ni' Nation    
2017   Camp Verde, Arizona   Yavapai-Apache Nation    
2016   Yellowknife   Goyatik Language Society   Language and History  
2015   no conference       
2014   Prince George, BC   University of Northern British Columbia    
2013   Tsuu T'ina Nation, Alberta   Tsuu T'ina Nation, Cold Lake First Nation, University of Alberta, University of Victoria    
2012   Bellingham, WA   Western Washington University    
2011   Whitehorse, Yukon   Yukon First Nation Self Government Secretariat and Council for Yukon First Nations   Workshop on Narratives  
2010   Eugene, Oregon   University of Oregon    
2009   Berkeley, California   Dept of Linguistics, University of California Berkeley    
2008   Cold Lake, Alberta   Cold Lake First Nation
Dept of Linguistics, University of Alberta  
 
2007   Tsaile, Arizona   Den College, Navajo Language Academy, Swarthmore College    
2006   Yellowknife, NWT   Yamzha K Society (Dene Cultural Institute) and the Department of Linguistics, University of Victoria.    
2005   Victoria, BC   University of Victoria   met in conjunction with Stabilizing Indigenous Languages Symposium  
2004      ==NO CONFERENCE==     
2003   Arcata, California   Humbolt State University   met in conjunction with Workshop on Morphological Change and Comparative Work in Athabascan Languages  
2002   Fairbanks, Alaska   University of Alaska Fairbanks and Interior Athabascan Tribal College   met in conjunction with Workshop on Lexicography  
2001   Los Angeles, CA   University of California Los Angeles   met in conjunction with Workshop on Voice Quality  
2000   Moricetown, BC   Kyah Wiget Education Society, University of Washington and UNBC   met in conjunction with Workshop on Athabaskan Prosody  
1999   Albuquerque, NM   University of New Mexico    
1998   Calgary, AB   University of Calgary, Tsuut'ina First Nation    
1997   Eugene, Oregon   University of Oregon    
1996   Edmonton, Alberta   University of Alberta    
1995   Albuquerque, NM   University of New Mexico   met in conjunction with LSA Summer Institute and Workshop on Athabaskan Morphosyntax  
1994   Stoney Creek, BC   Yinka Dene Language Institute, College of New Caledonia, Saik'uz First Nation, UNBC    
1993   Santa Fe, NM   Santa Fe College    
1992   Flagstaff, Arizona   Northern Arizona University    
1991   Santa Cruz, CA   University of California, Santa Cruz    
1990   Vancouver, BC   University of British Columbia   met in conjunction with SSILA summer meeting and Salish conference  
1989   Tucson, Arizona   University of Arizona    
1988   Fairbanks, AK   University of Alaska Fairbanks    
1987   Victoria, BC   University of Victoria    
1983   Fairbanks, Alaska   University of Alaska Fairbanks    
1981   Arcata, California   Humboldt State University    
1980   Albuquerque, NM   University of New Mexico    

Please send corrections and comments regarding the above list to gmholton@alaska.edu