Resources and Services Available at YDLI

YDLI has available a number of resources and services.

YDLI has an extensive collection of material, both published and unpublished, on our languages, other Athabaskan languages, and other native languages, as well as on language teaching, language maintenance and related applied topics. We also have material on culture. These materials may be used at the office and in some cases may be borrowed.

Photographic Archives
YDLI has an extensive collection of photographs, especially of Dakelh people. These have been obtained from a variety of sources, including private collections, the British Columbia Provincial Archives, and the Archives Deschâtelets, the archive of the Oblates of Mary Immaculate. Many of the people in the photographs have been identified.

Recommendations for Experts
YDLI can provide the names of people with expertise in various areas related to language and culture. If you need an interpreter or translator, we may be able to put you in touch with a suitable person. We can also help to identify the language and dialect required. We can suggest speakers for classes and meetings.


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