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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 Summer Institute 2018
June 18-29, 2018

Information is now available here.

Scholarship applications are available here:
Adult Scholarship Application
Youth Scholarship Application

Classes offered this year:
Immersion Teaching Strategies for All Language Teachers
Introduction to the Linguistics of Native Languages
Indigenous Traditional Ecological Knowledge as a Method of Healing

ACORNS finds a new home!

Professor Dan Harvey, the developer of ACORNS, ELK and WOLF projects, is donating his open source software to NILI. Find out more here!

UNESCO Crossings Podcast about UO, NILI and Language Revitalization

The UNESCO Crossings Institute and UO journalism student Scott Greenstone, published in February an interesting radio podcast on language revitalization.