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NILI Online Class Spring term – Enriching Language Communities

Registration for our online Spring class – Enriching Language Communities – is now open. The dates for this class run March 8-June 3 (that last week in end of May early June being mostly wrap up). This class focuses on creating a change in your language community, home, or in your classroom to help create …


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. In it he weaves together several stories, including NILI’s work, the story of one undergraduate Native student at UO – Anna Hoffer – who takes Ichishkíin classes talking about identity, an Alaska effort …


Scholarship applications for Summer Institute 2016 now available!

The application for financial aid for Summer Institute 2016 is now posted here. The deadline for scholarship applications is April 1, 2016.


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). NILI Online Course Flyer


NILI’s 2014 Newsletter

Have a look at our newest newsletter! Find out all of the wonderful things we’ve been up to here at NILI. You can find it online here: http://issuu.com/nili/docs/nili_newsletter_final_2014-15.


International Mother Language Day

On February 21, 2015, NILI will be observing International Mother Language Day, an annual event started in 1999 and formally recognized by the UN General Assembly in 2008. International Mother Language Day is about speaking your mother tongue, and to promote this goal, NILI will be hosting an event on the 21st at the Many …


NILI Family: Where Are They Now?

One of NILI’s core missions is the training of teachers to pass on Native languages to future generations. Many members of our NILI family are continuing this mission in their communities. We asked former NILI student workers, student-instructors, and GTFs to tell us where they are now, and what they’ve been doing. The short answer …


NILI Newsletter 2013

Check out the NILI 2013 newsletter to find out what we have been up to.  Follow the link below. http://issuu.com/nili/docs/nili_newsletter_2013


NILI Welcomes 4 New GTFs

Beginning Fall term 2013, NILI welcomed 4 new Graduate Teaching Fellows (GTFs) to our family, who will be working on various projects. These are: Megan Walker, who will be working on archiving NILI resources and creating a library to make these resources more easily available; Ross Anderson, our new grant writer; Holly Lakey, who is …