The Institute of Collaborative Language Research (CoLang) met on 20th June, 2016, on the traditional territories of Ten Khwt’ana for two weeks of intensive language work at the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF).
In attendance were language activists, linguists, speakers, students, teachers, Elders, archivists and publishers, hailing from the Mohawk, Tlingit, Potawatomi, Tunica/Biloxi, Tutuni, Ahtna, Hän, Navajo/Dine, Unangam Tunuu, Catalan, Kristang, Chickasaw, Seminole, Creek, Ekegusii and English language communities, among others.
Over one hundred fifty participants travelled from as far as Australia, New Zealand, Pakistan, Japan, Singapore, Croatia, Netherlands, Nigeria, Kenya, Malaysia, and Spain. Canada and the USA had the largest representation.
The fifth biennial Institute of language documentation and revitalization gathered in order to collaborate across different areas of expertise and experience, sharing strategies and projects for language documentation.