CILLDI 2009 ran from July 6th to July 24th. Ninety-seven students from Alberta, Saskatchewan, British Columbia, the Northwest Territories, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia, and Nunavut were enrolled in either one or two of the following classes:

Block 1 (July 6-25)

LING 111: Introduction to Linguistics for Language Revitalization (Instructor Darin Flynn)

LING 212: Morphosyntax for Indigenous Languages (Instructor Sally Rice)

INT-D 318: Technologies for Endangered Language Documentation (Instructor Jordan Lachler)

LING 311: Special Topics in Linguistics: Best Practices for Recording and Digitizing Speech (Instructor Christopher Cox)

LING 399: Topics in Linguistics: Phonetics of Indigenous Languages (Instructor Joyce McDonough)

EDEL 395: Introduction to Language and Literacy Development (Instructor Brenda Kelly)

EDEL 496/595: Second Language Acquisition: Teaching Indigenous Languages in an Immersion Context (Instructor Barb Laderoute)

EDEL 496/595-B2: Sustaining Language and Culture Through Traditional Knowledge and Practice(Instructor Linda Pelly-Landrie)

Block 2 (July 15-24)

LING 211: Phonetics of Indigenous Languages (Instructor Ben Tucker)

LING 213: Sentence and Discourse Patterns of Indigenous Languages (Instructor Jordan Lachler)

INT-D 311: Language Policy and Planning for Indigenous Language Communities (Instructor Margaret Florey)

EDEL 496/595-B3: Developing Classroom Materials and Curriculum for Indigenous Languages(Instructors Violet Okimaw and Florence Paynter)

EDEL 496/595-B4: Assessment in Indigenous Language Classrooms (Instructor Alvine Mountain Horse)

In 2009 there were sixteen Community Linguist Certificate graduates. One student has shared the work that she has done in her community after graduating:

Annie Buckle has been involved with the GTC Gwich'in Social Insitute in the Delta Region. Through this institute she has led some educational on-the-land programs with both students and adults. Her goal is to get a language classroom or office to promote the Gwich'in Language. She is interested in continuing to attend CILLDI to learn more about other languages and how, as a team, to save knowledge and understanding and interest youth in the special gift of Language. Mashi choo Jii Annie Buckle diinchuu.

CILLDI is looking for more students to share their experiences! If you are interested in putting a short biography on the website, please email us (at cilldi@uaberta.ca).


Languages spoken by students at the 2009 Institute included Cree, Dakota, Dakelh - Carrier, Dene Suline, Dunne Za, Gwich'in, Michif, Mi'gmaw, North Slavey, South Slavey, Tlicho, and Tsuut'ina.