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CILO Language Immersion Planning & Methodology: Early Childhood / Head Start Workshop
April 14-16, 2014
Embassy Suites Hotel, Albuquerque, NM
For a registration form which includes more information about this workshop click here. For a tentative schedule (subject to change) click here.


CILO Curriculum Development, Lesson Planning & Language Activities for Early Childhood Immersion Workshop
June 30, July 1-2, 2014
Embassy Suites Hotel, Albuquerque, NM
For a registration form which includes more information about this workshop click here.


For our 2014 Workshops/Conference Calendar click here.
For our 2014 In-House Technology Workshops: Digital Storytelling and Print Workshop registration form click here.


4th Annual Indigenous Language Institute Symposium (ILIS 2013)
A Summary of ILIS 2013 is now in place click here to view page. Video Presentations are also uploaded to our YouTube Channel. For a summary of topics and links to each presentation click here.


Our Mission

The Indigenous Language Institute provides vital language related services to Native communities so that their individual identities, traditional wisdom and values are passed on to future generations in their original languages.

Guiding Philosophy

ILI’s guiding philosophy is to “help create speakers” of endangered indigenous languages while we still have speakers left.

This work is URGENT. Collectively we must work diligently with haste within a ten-year window, careful not to duplicate efforts, to turn the tide of language decline so that indigenous languages become a vibrant component of everyday life in Indian communities.

What We Do

ILI Researches, Teaches and Shares information and tools to empower Native communities to make their languages SEEN and HEARD everywhere and by everyone.

ILI’s tools and training help people create their own Native language materials to develop textbooks, teaching aids, films, digital stories, as well as flyers, brochures, posters, toys, and signage.

Languagegeek© customized keyboard layouts and fonts enable any indigenous language to live on computers and the internet. Sending e-mails, building web-pages, and desktop publishing are all available for all indigenous languages.

ILI works with all tribes and nations to complement and enhance their existing language programs.








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Indigenous Language Institute
Street Address: 1501 Cerrillos Road • Santa Fe, NM • 87505 • USA
Phone: 505/820–0311 • Fax: 505/820–0316
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