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Faun Rice

When Faun was a student of anthropology and sociology at the University of Alberta, she worked with an Indigenous Languages Revitalization organization that offered professional development courses and scholarships to language activists and educators. Through this job she befriended many Sahtú region teachers and linguists, one of whom suggested that she come to Délı̨nę to study the new self-government agreement for her Master’s thesis, which she did for two months in the summer of 2015. Subsequently, Faun finished her thesis and took an internship and a contract at the Smithsonian Institution (2016-2017) while working remotely with the SRRB and the University of Toronto on the project From Dene Kedǝ to Dene Ts’ı̨lı̨ (2017-ongoing). Faun continues to research, write, and support projects to do with intercultural programs and policy, Indigenous languages and governance, and cultural institutions.