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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

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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Summer Institute 2016 – dates and theme announced!

Mark your calendars! We are pleased to announce our upcoming Summer Institute, “Speaking Every Day – Everyday Speaking”, June 20-30, 2016. This page will have all of the information about applications, registration, courses, and workshops as they become available.

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).