Dené (Athabaskan) Languages Conference

Prince George, BC

June 18-20, 2014

The next Dene Languages Conference will be held at the University of Northern British Columbia in Prince George, BC, June 18-20, 2014. To receive future updates subscribe to the Mailing List.

Na whulna neghuni ulhtus “While our language is strong”!
Preservation, Revitalization, Maintenance

Keynote speakers:

  • Grand Chief Edward John
  • Chief Justa Monk,
  • Gloria Duncan

Entertainment featuring:

    Lheidli T’enneh Khas t’an Drummers, Louie Singers, and others

Workshop, paper presentations, and posters presented by academics, Elders, language teachers from across the North America on the revitalization, preservation and maintenance of the language.

2014 Dene Language Conference
Local conference website:


Early Registration $100 adults /academics; $75student/elder before March 28, 2014, late registration fees after March 1, 2014 $200 adult/academic & $100 student/ Send cheque or money order to 2014 Dene Language Conference c/o Carrier Sekani elder Tribal Council, 102 1460 6th Ave, Prince George BC V2L3N2

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.

Proceedings Volume

Proceedings of the 2013 conference will be published as volume 12 in the ANLC Working Papers series. Any paper presented at the 2012 conference, or a new paper dealing with any aspect of Dene (a.k.a. Athabascan, Athabaskan) linguistics or anthropology, is welcome. Keep in mind that these are working papers. They will be checked for appropriateness of content and conformity to the style guide (below), but authors themselves are largely responsible for their content. It seems quite likely that from this year on the volume will be distributed digitally as well as in print. UAF’s new Institutional Repository will most likely host the series, and starting with this publishing cycle, papers archived there will have a unique identifier, making them accessible to authors for preservation and circulation. More information about this method of dissemination will be made available later

Deadline for submission is TBA. Contact sgtuttle [at] for more information.

Download the Instructions for authors (PDF)