Carrier Linguistic Society

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The Carrier Linguistics Society (CLS) is a First Nations Organization Incorporated into the Societies Act of British Columbia in 1973 by the Nak’azdli community.

The Goals of the Carrier Linguistics Society are to:

  • Function as a regulation body and set standards for language materials and teacher qualifications
  • Promote language and culture programs
  • Produce and publish ongoing literature
  • Train teachers including other dialects
  • Create professional positions coordinating with universities and First Nations organizations
  • Motivate young Dakelhne towards university training
  • Enrich school systems by exposure to Dakelh language and cultural studies

 

The Carrier Linguistics Society and Nak’azdli Elders have archived the Dakelh Language with FirstVoices. It is a great tool for learning the Dakelh language.


Publications

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Located behind Nak’azdli Natural Resources, the CLS Bookstore offers dictionaries, workbooks, CDs and DVDs, songbooks, story books and more!

Bookstore hours are by appointment only.


 Board of Directors

  • Chief Fred Sam, Nak’azdli
  • Mark Prince, Nak’azdli Education Administrator and Resource Person
  • Rita Henkes, Home School Coordinator, David Hoy Elementary
  • Florence Sam, Carrier Language Teacher, Nak’albun Elementary
  • Barbra Lessard, Nursery School Teacher, Nak’albun Elementary
  • Gloria Duncan, Certified Language Instructor
  • Laurie Moise, Nak’azdli Band Member
  • Nellie Prince, Language Instructor, University of Northern British Columbia and College of New Caledonia

Other Members

  • Dick Walker, Linguistics Consultant & Translator
  • Sara Sam, CLS Administrator, Carrier Language Teacher,
    Nak’albun Elementary

Additional Information


Contact

CLS Office
(250) 996-2226
P.O. Box 667
Fort St James, BC V0J-1P0

For additional information or to order CLS materials:

  • Fred Sam (250) 996-7171
  • Mark Prince (250) 996-7171
  • Sarah Sam (250) 996-8441
  • Peggy Forbes (250) 996-8568 (home), (250) 996-3725 (cell)
  • Yvonne Pierreroy (Prince George) (250) 964-6078

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