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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

NILI SI Scholarship deadline extended. The NILI Summer Institute scholarship deadline has been extended to April 18th, 2014.  Please follow the go to the Summer Institute page for the application and more information.  You can also click on the picture of the application below to download the application.

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              NILI SI Scholarship Application