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Indigenous Languages in Canada 101

April 26, 2018 @ 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Indigenous Languages in Canada 101

April 26, 2018

Did you know that…

Languages are disappearing every day in the world and Canada is no exception?

Civic Series takes a closer look

We invite you to think about:

  • What is Canada’s history and present situation with respect to Indigenous languages?
  • What advantages and disadvantages come with being an Indigenous language speaker in Canada?
  • What is language erosion and does it matter?
  • Where are Indigenous languages heading in Canada? What should we expect from measures like Canada’s Indigenous Languages Act?


Join us!

@ the Mozilla Lounge on Thursday, April 26th at 6:30 p.m. for a talk on Indigenous Languages in Canada, followed by Q&A, drinks, snacks and good conversation!


If you don’t see the registration form below, click here.



Speaker: University Professor Keren Rice

University Professor Keren Rice

Killam Prize winner, appointed by the Governor General of Canada as an Officer in the Order of Canada, University Professor Keren Rice served as the first Director of the Centre for Aboriginal Initiatives (now the Centre for Indigenous Studies) at the University of Toronto and she is co-chair of the Council on Aboriginal Initiatives.


She specializes in research on Slavey, now generally called Dene, a Dene language spoken in Canada’s Northwest Territories. Well known for her work in both theoretical and fieldwork-based Native American linguistics, she held a Canada Research Chair in Linguistics and Aboriginal Studies from 2003 until 2017. Prof. Rice served as president of the Canadian Linguistic Association from 1998 to 2002 and served as the president of the Linguistic Society of America in 2012. She has published numerous books and articles.


Image sources: Native-Land.ca, UofT



April 26, 2018
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
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Mozilla Lounge
366 Adelaide St WestSuite 500 (5th floor)
Toronto,ONM5V 1R9Canada


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