Bá’ólta’í Diné Bizaad *Bee Anootį́į́ł Yee *Da’ahótą’ígíí Bá

Diné Language Teachers Association

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Nihizaad doo baa dáádidiikah da!

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Planning and implementing institutes to address various topics of need, and implement an annual conference. We also research language learning methodologies.

2019 fall conference

REGISTRATION OPEN - Niha'alchini Nihizaad Yinahool'aah Biniiye Ahilka'aneijah! 2019 Fall Conference October 17-18, 2019 at San Juan College, Farmington, New Mexico.
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Education

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.

Linguistic

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.

Sociolinguistic

Supporting language revitalization to plan for the future. Designing positive outcomes using Dine’ language in government, law, medicine, economics, journalism, and science.

Spirit and Culture

Advocating spiritual guidance and support in Diné language and cultural instruction. We support the development of literature, poetry, songs, and prayers in Diné bizaad.

language proficiency

5%

Diné Bizaad

45%

Bilingual

50%

English

ádeit’ínígíí

Ałheenihidziil siidlį́į’go éí nihina’nitin nilínígíí yá’át’ééh dóó idééłníi dooleeł. Áłchíní dóó ółta’í t’áá ałtso naniitinígíí yá’át’éehgo Diné bizaad yídahwiidooł’ááł.

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.

  • Rose Nofchissey

    President
  • Veda Glover

    Vice President
  • Louise Benally

    Secretary-Treasurer

milestones

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Teachers

0

Schools

0

Districts

Diné bizaad nideinitinígíí ahíłká’anájahgo éí
yá’át’éehgo nida’nitin dooleeł.

-Diné Language Teachers Association

partners

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Diné Language Teachers Association
2418 E. Historic Hwy. 66
PMB 146
Gallup, NM 87301