Native Language Immersion Initiative
Four Years of Strengthening Native Language
Through this Initiative, First Nations seeks to stem the loss of Indigenous languages and cultures by supporting new generations of Native American language speakers, and helping Native communities establish infrastructure and models for Native language immersion programs that may be replicated throughout Indian Country.
During the initial four-year investment, more than 30 Native organizations and tribes received over $4 million in funding to build the capacity of and directly support their Native language immersion programs. In the first two years of the Initiative alone, First Nations provided 25 grants totaling more than $2.1 million to Native language immersion programs.
Scroll down to learn about grant recipients in each round of funding under the original four-year period.