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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.


NILI Announcements

NILI Online Class, Spring Term 2016

Registration for our online Spring class – Enriching Language Communities – is now open. The dates for this class run March 8-June 3. This class focuses on creating a change in your language community, home, or in your classroom to help create a language movement or better support and inspire learners. Click here for more information.

UNESCO Crossings Podcast about UO, NILI and Language Revitalization

The UNESCO Crossings Institute and UO journalism student Scott Greenstone, just published the first week of February an interesting radio podcast on language revitalization.

NILI 2015 Newsletter

Our annual newsletter for 2015 is now available! Please click on the image below to see what we did last year:

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