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Aboriginal Language Groups

ABORIGINAL LANGUAGE COMMUNITIES

Each Aboriginal language community has identified an organization and/or an individual as a contact for language issues. They are also responsible for the implementation of the Strategic Language Plans.

Chipewyan:
Executive Director
Akaitcho Territory Government
FORT RESOLUTION NT X0E 0M0
(867) 394-4304
(867) 394-3413 - FAX

Cree:
Regional Manager
Métis Education & Training Initiative Strategy
BOX 1508 FORT SMITH NT X0E 0N0
(867) 872-3630
(867) 872-5453 - FAX

Tlicho:
Tlicho Community Services Agency
Bag 5
Behchoko, NT X0E 0Y0
Main Phone: (867) 392-3000
Main Fax: (867) 392-3001
Language & Culture Program: (867) 392-6381 (Tel)

The Tlicho Community Services Agency provides for the management, administration and delivery of key programs and services such as education, health care, and social services to both Tlicho and non-Tlicho citizens in the four Tlicho communities. The Tlicho Community Services Agency is the only Health Authority that combines the functions of a health authority and an education council in the Northwest Territories.

Gwich'in:
President
Gwich'in Tribal Council
BOX 1509 INUVIK NT X0E 0T0
(867) 777-4869
(867) 777-4538 - FAX

Executive Director
Gwich'in Social and Cultural Institute
BOX 46 TSIIGEHTCHIC NT X0E 0B0
(867) 953-3613
(867) 953-3820 - FAX

Inuvialuktun/Inuinnaqtun:
Executive Director
Inuvialuit Regional Corporation
BOX 2000 INUVIK NT    X0E 0T0
(867) 777-2737
(867) 777-2135 - FAX

Coordinator
Inuvialuit Cultural and Resource Centre
BOX 2120
C/O 107 MACKENZIE ROAD INUVIK NT X0E 0T0   
(867) 777-2595
(867) 777-2799 - FAX

North Slavey:
Chairperson
Sahtu Secretariat Inc.
BOX 155 DELINE NT    X0E 0G0
(867) 589-4719
(867) 589-4908 - FAX

South Slavey:
Grand Chief
Deh Cho First Nations
BOX 89 FORT SIMPSON NT    X0E 0N0
(867) 695-2355
(867) 695-2038 - FAX

Languages Coordinator
Deh Cho Dene Zhatie Program
Deh Cho First Nations
BOX 118 FORT PROVIDENCE NT X0E 0L0
(867) 699-3502
(867) 699-3210 - FAX

GOVERNMENT OF CANADA

Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development
Cultural/Educational Centres Program
Learning, Employment and Human Resources Directorate
Socio-Economic Policy and Programming Branch
Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development
Les Terraces de la Chaudière
10 Wellington Street, North Tower, Room 1950
HULL, QUEBEC    K1A 0H4
(819) 997-8396
(819) 994-0443 - FAX

Health Canada (Aboriginal Head Start Program)
Program Consultant
Population and Public Health Branch Alberta/NWT
Health Canada
#815 CANADA PLACE
9700 JASPER AVENUE
EDMONTON AB    T5J 4C3
(780) 495-5122
(780) 495-5537 - FAX


LANGUAGE COORDINATOR CONTACTS

Chipewyan
Executive Director
Akaitcho Territory Government
General Delivery
Fort Resolution, NT  X0E OMO
Phone:  (867) 394-3313
Fax:  (867) 394-3413
Email:  at_govt@northwestel.net

Cree
Regional Cree Language Coordinator
Northwest Territory Métis Nation
206 McDougal Road
P.O. Box 720
Fort Smith, NT X0E 0P0
Phone:  (867) 872-2770
Fax:  (867) 872- 2772
Email:  cree.nwtmn@northwestel.net

Tlicho
Coordinator, Teaching and Learning Centre   
Tlicho Community Services Agency
Bag 5
Behchokö, NT  X0E 0Y0
Phone:  (867) 392-3000
Fax:  (867) 392-3001
Email:  rmantla@tlicho.net

Wiilideh Dialect
Goyatikö Language Society
P.O. Box 2167
Yellowknife, NT  X1A 2P6
House #502 Dettah
Phone:  (867) 920-7280
Fax:  (867) 920-7274  
Email:  goyatiko@ssimicro.com

Gwich’in
Manager of Language Programs
Gwich’in Social & Cultural Institute
P.O. Box 54
Fort McPherson, NT  X0E 0J0
Phone:  (867) 952-2377
Fax:  (867) 952-2433
Email:  wgfirth@learnnet.nt.ca

Inuvialuktun/ Inuinnaqtun
Manager, Inuvialuit Cultural Resource Centre
292 Mackenzie Road
Bag Service 21
Inuvik, NT  X0E OT0
Phone:  (867) 777-2595
Fax:  (867) 777-2134
Email:  icrc@irc.inuvialuit.com

North Slavey
Executive Director
Sahtu Secretariat Inc.
P.O. Box 155
Deline, NT  X0E 0G0
Phone:  (867) 589-4719
Fax:  (867) 589-4908
Email:  Freda_Taniton@gov.deline.ca

South Slavey
Language Coordinator
Deh Cho First Nations
P.O. Box 89
Fort Simpson, NT  X0E 0N0
Phone:  (867) 695-2355
Fax:  (876) 695-2038
Email:  admin@dehcho.org

OTHER AGENCIES

Aboriginal Peoples Television Network
339 Portage Avenue, 2nd Floor
Winnipeg MB R3B-2C3
(204) 947-9331
(204) 947-9307 - FAX

85 Albert Street, Suite 110
Ottawa ON    K1P 6A4
Phone:  (888) 278-8862
Fax:  (613) 567-1834

Government of the Northwest Territories,
Official Languages

Director, Official Languages
Department of Education, Culture and Employment   
Government of the Northwest Territories
Box 1320
Yellowknife, NT    X1A 2L9
Phone:  867-920-6484
Fax:  867-873-0185
Email:  albert_canadien@gov.nt.ca

Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
Regional Director for Television
BOX 160
YELLOWKNIFE NT X1A 2N2
Phone:  (867) 920-5400
Fax:  (867) 669-3574

Yamozha K’ue Society
Executive Director
Dene Cultural Institute
BOX 3054
HAY RIVER NT X0E 1G4
Phone:  (867)874-8480
Fax:  (867) 874-3867