University of Oregon receives $1.7 million for Native American Language Resource Center

The University of Oregon will soon become a central hub in the Pacific Northwest for the study of Indigenous languages.

The University of Oregon’s Northwest Indian Language Institute recently received $1.7 million from the U.S. Department of Education to create the Northwest Regional Native American Language Resource Center.

The grant funding is part of the Native American Language Resource Center Act, which will dedicate millions of dollars to multiple universities in order to revitalize, advocate for and bolster the learning of Tribal languages across the country.

According to a press release from the University of Oregon, the regional resource center in Eugene will further support Tribal language programs in their own work, as well as Tribal language learning in school districts, and encourage Tribes to develop language programs for their communities.

Additional regional resource centers will be established in Hawaii, Nebraska and Arizona.

University of Oregon’s funding will support the center for five years.  Click here to learn more here about this topic on the University of Oregon’s website.