Call for contributions


‘All true people to gain a renewed interest in their language’

Bringing together our community, our teachers and our scholars

Selected papers of the 25th Stabilizing Indigenous Languages Symposium held in Lethbridge, Alberta, June 7-9, 2018

Edited by Lisa Crowshoe, Inge Genee, Mahaliah Peddle, Joslin Smith

We invite all speakers at SILS2018 to send us contributions for an edited book. We would like this book to be a way to continue the exchange of ideas between Indigenous language speakers, learners, teachers, activists, and scholars that took place at the Symposium, and we would also like it to reflect the spirit of the Symposium themes: Research, Instructional Skills, Community. We aim to include expertise in its many forms, particularly that which tends to be poorly acknowledged in academic venues. We therefore invite a range of different contributions, including but not limited to:

  1. Scholarly articles
  2. Reports describing or evaluating a project, program, or policy
  3. Descriptions or evaluations of specific teaching and learning methods, curriculum materials, and resources such as books, websites, apps etc.
  4. Reports or personal reflections on a journey of language loss or reclamation
  5. Artistic expressions in an Indigenous language, such as short stories, poetry, songs
  6. Messages of encouragement and wisdom

We have not yet decided on a publisher, but we will publish in a way that includes open access via the internet and does not involve author fees. The whole idea is that no one pays or gets paid: The editors and authors volunteer their time, and the content is made available for free to any reader on the internet. If we decide to print hard copies, they would be sold at cost (no profit will be made by anyone). We will follow the model of the “Honoring ….” series of books edited by Jon Reyhner and others and published by Northern Arizona University (See for details.

All submissions will be reviewed by the editors and by external peer reviewers before being accepted. This will ensure that the authors can benefit from advice from others in the field and the publication will contain high quality pieces that contribute to the body of knowledge in the field of Indigenous language stabilization and reclamation.

Please send your contributions to

by SEPTEMBER 30, 2018