LINGUIST List 32.1876

Tue Jun 01 2021

Confs: Anthro Ling, Lang Doc/Online

Editor for this issue: Lauren Perkins <>

Date: 27-May-2021
From: Bronwyn Bjorkman <>
Subject: Stabilizing Indigenous Languages Symposium
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Stabilizing Indigenous Languages Symposium
Short Title: SILS

Date: 14-Jun-2021 - 18-Jun-2021
Location: Kingston, ON (Online), Canada
Contact: Sarah Shulist
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL:

Linguistic Field(s): Anthropological Linguistics; Language Documentation

Meeting Description:

The 27th annual Stabilizing Indigenous Languages Symposium will be held June 14-18, 2021 at Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada on the lands of the Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabe peoples.

As a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, SILS27 will be taking place fully online in 2021.

SILS27 will be hosted jointly by Queen’s University; Tsi Tyonnheht Onkwawenna Lanaguage and Cultural Centre, Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory; and Kingston Indigenous Languages Nest (KILN) a part of the urban Indigenous community of Kingston, ON.

Program Information:

The draft program for SILS 27 is now available on the conference website, at

We're thrilled to confirm our keynote speakers and the Conference Grandparents for SILS 27:
Keynote Presentations:
Dr. Emiliana Cruz (Tuesday June 15)
Te Hiku Media (Wednesday June 16)
Marja-Kristin Skum (Thursday June 17)

Conference Grandparents:
Larry Kimura
Dr. Wanosts’a7 Lorna Williams

The conference will take place entirely virtually, using the platform Zoom. The final version of the program will be published via Sched (, which will also be used to distribute Zoom links to all participants.

Registration for SILS 27 is also now open! You can register for free, or for $50 (plus HST) for those who have funding that can support their attendance. It is also possible to make a donation that will support community-based initiatives that will foster Indigenous language revitalization and reclamation. To register or make a donation, visit

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