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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 Announcements


Registration for NILI’s 2015-2016 Native language teacher training courses is NOW OPEN!

Please visit the information page for these exciting Native language teacher training courses.  This year, we’ll be offering three courses: Lifelong Language Learning (class starts September 28, 2015), Teaching Your Language To Others (class starts January 4, 2016), and Enriching Language Communities (class starts March 28, 2016).

NILI 2014-15 Newsletter is available now!

Check out what’s going on at the Northwest Indian Language Institute. Our current newsletter is online. Just click on the image to follow the link and see what we’ve been up to.