Welcome to Goghá Edı̨tłeh Kų́ę́ Gǫndı (Indigenous Education) page.

Most of our students in the Dehcho region are Dene descendent. As a way to recognize their ancestors we offer Dene Zhatié (South Slavey) in our schools as much as possible.

Dene Laws

Our language initiatives are supported by Education, Culture and Employment. See Our Languages Curriculum


Indigenous Educational Resources

Here you will find a variety of Indigenous educational resources. Over the years DDEC has published many resources in the Dene Zhatié (South Slavey) language. If you would like a copy of a resource contact Regional Indigenous Language Educator, Teaching and Learning Resource Coordinator at rile@ddec.ca

  1. Library
    • Indigenous Authors
    • Books in the Dene Language (Dene K’ęę)
    • Books for Education
    • Historical documents
  2. Publishing
    • Games, posters, calendars
    • Dene Kede Support
    • Dene Kede Resources
  3. Sale
    • Books for sale
  4. Dictionaries
    • The hardcover dictionaries come with an interactive PDF (COMING SOON) version that links to sound files for each word. A non-interactive version of the PDF dictionary is linked to each image below.

Buy $25 (Not yet to be published online, awaiting for two more resources.

Coming soon! An online version with audio clips!

Example: godzee <–> heart

Contact: Cheryl Cli, Regional Indigenous Language Educator, Teaching and Learning Resource Coordinator

Dehcho Divisional Education Council

Email: rile@ddec.ca

Social media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mrsallenlkrhs

Government of the Northwest Territories – South Slavey Intro

South Slavey Dene K’ę́ę́ Gúdeh Resources

South Slavey Intro App developed by Yamósha Kų́ę́ Socıety, Funded by the Government of the Northwest Terrıtorıes


Dene K’ę́ę́ Gúdeh We are Speakıng the Dene Way

This site has names of Communities, Alphabets, Numbers, Months of the year,Culture, and Words





The FirstVoices Keyboard App contains keyboard software for over 100 languages and includes every First Nations language in Canada, Australia and New Zealand, plus many languages in the USA.

When the FirstVoices Keyboard app is installed on a mobile phone or tablet, any of the 100+ custom keyboards can be activated in any application on the device. Users are able to select their keyboard(s) of choice within their email, social media, word processing or other apps, enabling unlimited communication in their mother language.

Social Media


Speak to me in Dehcho Dene Zhatie

Videos and posts on the Dene Language


Dene Zhatie on Facebook

Videos and posts on the Dene Language




ILE Handbook https://www.ece.gov.nt.ca/sites/ece/files/resources/ile-handbook-2021.pdf.

Our Languages (ourlanguagesnwt.com)https://www.ourlanguagesnwt.com

 Dene Kede curriculums https://www.ece.gov.nt.ca/en/services/jk-12-school-curriculum/dene-kede-and-inuuqatigiit