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Welcome to the Northwest Indian Language Institute

The Northwest Indian Language Institute (NILI) provides Native language teachers and community members with training in language teaching, materials and curriculum development, benchmarks creation, and linguistics. With tribal partners, NILI supports and strengthens language preservation efforts by establishing collaborative, on-going projects which meet the specific needs and desires of each language community.

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NILI Online! Teacher Development Series 2016-17

Join us for NILI Online. Classes for fall term begin October 3. Click for more information and registration for undergradute or graduate credit.

UNESCO Crossings Podcast about UO, NILI and Language Revitalization

The UNESCO Crossings Institute and UO journalism student Scott Greenstone, published in February an interesting radio podcast on language revitalization.