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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

Weekend Games Workshop with Stan Rodriguez

This hands-on workshop will focus on using immersion and situational fluency to increase language use outside of the classroom in engaging and fun ways. Stan is entertaining as a workshop leader. He teaches at Kumeyaay Community College & is on the board of the Advocates for Indigenous California Language Survival (AICLS). If you are registered for the Summer Institute it is included in your tuition and fees and attendance at the workshop is require.  If you would like to attend the workshop and you are not registered for the Summer Institute the cost of the workshop is:

$100 per participant.  This includes Friday dinner, morning coffee, and snacks.

To register for the workshop follow the link here:

NILI Summer Institute Weekend Workshop Registration


NILI Welcomes 4 New GTFs: Beginning Fall 2013, NILI welcomes 4 new Graduate Teaching Fellows (GTFs) to our family, who will be working on various projects. These are: Megan Walker; Ross Anderson; Holly Lakey; and Regan Anderson. Find out more in our News section.


Summer Institute 2014 Dates: Save the date! Summer Institute for 2014 will take place June 23rd to July 3rd, 2014. For additional details, including costs, see the Summer Institute section.

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NILI Summer Institute Poster