Arts, Culture, and Humanities

Indigenous Language Institute

  • Santa Fe, NM
  • www.ilinative.org

Mission Statement

Indigenous Language Institute's mission is to provide 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.
     ILI's guiding philosophy is to "help create speakers" of endangered Indigenous languages while our Speakers are still with us so that these heritage languages are once again vibrant Everyday, Everywhere for Everyone in Indigenous communities and nations.

Service Areas

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National

All Native American nations/tribes as well as First Nations in Canada

ruling year

1993

Principal Officer

Self-reported

Inee Yang Slaughter

Keywords

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Native American, American Indian, indigenous, language, youth, education, arts, culture, tribes, technology, multimedia, training, humanities

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EIN

85-0405613

 Number

6966024920

Physical Address

1501 Cerrillos Road (SF Indian School campus) U-Building

Santa Fe, NM 87505

Also Known As

ILI

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Other Art, Culture, Humanities Organizations/Services N.E.C. (A99)

Education N.E.C. (B99)

Other Youth Development N.E.C. (O99)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

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Overview

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ILI is a national center where we Research, Teach and Share information and practical tools that empower communities to to revitalize Native languages. ILI unifies and builds a network of language efforts among all 558+ indigenous communities of North America. ILI's long-term goal is to connect with North, Central and South America, and eventually the world, to enlarge this web.

Programs

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Program 1

The Indigenous Language Institute's primary programs include a national Clearinghouse and Resource Library containing information about indigenous language research, materials, curricula, among many other items. Much of this information will soon be available on the organization's website. Other programs include a Field Survey Project that compiles information about community language programs and disseminates that information through national language symposia and publications. Regional Training Workshops are offered to any community requesting assistance in starting, administering, maintaining, improving, and creating materials for, language program efforts--including, language nest schools, adult education, summer language camps, and elder-youth mentor programs. ILI's RELATE Seminars provide an opportunity for grassroots language practitioners to share information and resources with academics and interested members of the general public. ILI sponsors an Annual Native American Youth Language Fair in Santa Fe, New Mexico where youth, parents, elders, and teachers participate in public presentations, share information about language revitalization efforts, and showcase their language, culture, and heritage through artwork and performances. ILI has created a Manual for Planning a Youth Language Fair and Poster Contest so that these Fairs can be replicated in any region or community. ILI's Language Materials Development Center (opening in mid-2002)offers training and templates to Native Americans of all ages who would like to create a variety of materials (books, CD-Roms, audio/visual, songs, internet programs, etc.) in their heritage language. ILI also publishes a bi-annual newsletter and offers networking services to widely dispersed indigenous communities and language revitalization efforts.

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Service Areas

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National

All Native American nations/tribes as well as First Nations in Canada

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INDIGENOUS LANGUAGE INSTITUTE
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31

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Indigenous Language Institute

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Principal Officer

Inee Yang Slaughter

BIO

Inee Yang Slaughter has served as ILI's Executive Director since September 1995. She arrived at ILI with many years of administrative experience in charge of international cultural heritage conservation projects with the Getty Conservation Institute. A graduate of the University of California Berkeley and UCLA, Inee applies her multilingual skills in her efforts to protect and promote the cultural heritage of indigenous peoples.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Gerald L Hill

Oneida Tribe of Wisconsin

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