The Oklahoma Native Language Association is proud to partner with the Indigenous Language Institute (link, the Advocates for Indigenous California Language Survival (, and the American Indian Language Development Institute ( to form the Consortium of Indigenous Language Organizations also called CILO (pronounced see-low).

CILO is a partnership these four organizations brought together by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation based on their shared vision to support “children, families, and communities as they strengthen and create conditions that propel vulnerable children to achieve success as individuals and as contributors to the larger community and society.” For more information on CILO please visit to download a catalog of workshops that CILO can bring to your community.


Language Immersion for Native Children (LINC)

What is LINC?

LINC is the CILO’s flagship project anchored in the conviction that the transmission of language is most effective for infants and children of young ages during their formative years and the most natural transmission occurs when they are immersed in the language everyday and everywhere. CILO will provide workshops to train teachers, parents and other community language advocates how to plan and implement language immersion practices to transmit their heritage languages to their children (especially age 0-8), the most effective way of cross-generational language transmission. The workshops will cover various pertinent topics in the immersion practices. All workshops are open to anyone interested in language revitalization and bringing their Native languages back into their lives.


Workshops are offered at various locations (Arizona, California, Oklahoma, and in other states) and at ILI in Santa Fe, New Mexico at scheduled times. The workshops will also be offered in communities by request of the tribe or group, and CILO instructors will conduct training at the requested community sites.

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