Gots’udi ní̜dé Dene xedə́ t’áodéʔa: Indigenous Language Resilience in Canada: Thomas Garden Barnes Lecture in Canadian Studies

Lecture: Lunch Talk | February 2 | 3-5 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Dr. Keren Rice, University of Toronto

 Canadian Studies Program (CAN))

The 2017 Thomas Garden Barnes Lecture in honor of the founder of the Canadian Studies Program will be delivered by internationally renowned linguist and Order of Canada Recipient Dr. Keren Rice of the University of Toronto. 3 PM, Thursday February 2, 2017. 223 Moses Hall, University of California, Berkeley.

Gots’udi ní̜dé Dene xedə́ t’áodéʔa: Indigenous Language Resilience in Canada

Keren Rice, University of Toronto


In December 2015, the report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission was released, containing 94 Calls to Action, some of which involve language. In this talk, I start with the Calls for Action, and then review what has happened decades leading to these calls, focusing on government, Indigenous institutions, and local community initiatives. I discuss what it takes to effect change, and speculate on what the future looks like.

 elliott.smith@berkeley.edu