Diné language teachers’ goals and needs are priority. We support pedagogical applications for teaching Diné as a first and second language. Training, certification, and endorsement.
Addressing topics concerned with Diné linguistics, and lexicography in the development of the Diné language. We promote and support outstanding works in Diné language studies.
Supporting language revitalization to plan for the future. Designing positive outcomes using Dine’ language in government, law, medicine, economics, journalism, and science.
Advocating spiritual guidance and support in Diné language and cultural instruction. We support the development of literature, poetry, songs, and prayers in Diné bizaad.
In the 1970’s, a group of Diné Language and Culture teachers brought colleagues together to address issues facing them. It is our hope to become strong in the work of Diné Language and Cultural preservation and revitalization.
Before 2011, the Diné Language Teachers Association had finances handled by a partnering institution. In February 2001, the current group started the Diné Language Teachers Association as a non-profit handling all of its own affairs.