News and updates
FEL Canada News Archives
April 05, 2019
Introducing the 2019 BURSARY APPLICATION for an Indigenous languages conference or symposium
Four bursaries of $500.00 each are available to support FEL Canada members’ participation in an Indigenous languages conference or symposium held in Canada this year (see list of eligible conferences below). Preference will be given to Indigenous students at a post-secondary institution (full- or part-time) and to applicants presenting a paper or poster, but all participants are encouraged to apply. Only one bursary will be awarded per person.
Applicants must be members of FEL Canada for the year 2019.
Membership forms can be found in the link below and may be submitted with the bursary application. We request that bursary award winners contribute a short article (~200 words) for the FEL Canada newsletter about their experience at the conference. Award winners who are unable to attend the conference will be required to return the funds to FEL Canada.
For the original letter of invitation along with a more detailed set of instructions, click here.
October 13, 2018
Tenure-track appointment at the University of Saskatchewan
The University of Saskatchewan is currently advertising for a tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of General and Applied Linguistics with a primary specialization in Indigenous languages of the Americas, language revitalization and documentation commencing July 1, 2019. Full job description and application information can be found at: https://usask.csod.com/ats/careersite/JobDetails.aspx?id=3359&site=14
May 25, 2017
Foundation for Endangered Languages conference proceedings are now available online!
We are pleased to announce that the entire collection of the Foundation for Endangered Languages conference proceedings have now been available online. You can access this collection by clicking here.
March 10, 2016
Greetings to our friends and partners!
We’re writing to invite you to share videos of your story and your language!
In January we sent out a notice about the UN Indigenous Forum’s call for introductory videos as part of their promotions for International Mother Language day on February 21.
Inspired by their initiative, we are asking you as our members and anyone else who is interested to share your language with us. To take part, send us a short video (try to keep it under one minute) that tells us:
· your name
· your People
· your language
· and why your language is important to you.
You are invited to use your language, or another language such as English/French – or both! – in your video.
We also request that you write your name, People and language (in English and in your language if possible) in the body of the email so that we can repost this information accurately on our website and social media.
By sending a video with this information, you agree to our using it to help strengthen languages. Thanks for sharing in our vision!
Please send your videos to firstname.lastname@example.org with VIDEO as the subject line by April 1, 2016.
Also, please forward this message to anyone else that you know who has a story to tell, and a language to share.
We look forward to meeting you all!
March 04, 2016
B.C. Language Initiative funding applications available
The B.C. Language Initiative (BCLI) funding application form for 2016-2017 is now available! This application is intended for those who wish to create programs dealing with language and cultural education.
For more information, see the form below, or visit the First People's Cultural Council.
March 03, 2016
New addition to the website.
As of today, we have formally established our News and Updates page! As time goes by, we will be adding news items, links, document, and various media related to what is happening in the FEL Canada. Additional updates may include references to our Calls to Papers page, or to announce new additions to our Initiatives in Canada page. Stay tuned for more items!
March 08, 2018
FEL Canada Newsletter: Issue #6
Our sixth Newsletter containing important information on our initiatives, team, and information pertinent to the world of language preservation and revitalization. As our best newsletter yet, this most recent installment contains information regarding important upcoming conferences and our new bursary system for students who wish to attend them.
October 17, 2017
FEL Canada Newsletter: Issue #5
Our fifth Newsletter containing important information on our initiatives, team, and information pertinent to the world of language preservation and revitalization. There have been some important changes in our team and address since our last newsletter.
October 16, 2016
FEL Canada Newsletter: Issue #3
Our third Newsletter containing important information on our initiatives, team, and information pertinent to the world of language preservation and revitalization. There have been some important changes in our team and address since our last newsletter.
April 25, 2016
Language Policy and Planning - FPCC
A handbook designed by the First Peoples' Cultural Council (FPCC) to assist in creating language programs and policies in Indigenous communities of Canada. The guide also assists in:
- Starting a language authority
- Finding community language status
- Getting support for projects
- Developing a language plan
- Applying for funding
- Certifying language teachers, etc.