Native Language Community Coordination (NLCC)

The Native Language Community Coordination (NLCC) project furthers the vision of ANA’s Native Languages Preservation and Maintenance Program through the establishment of cooperative agreements with site-based educational programs to demonstrate evidence-based strategies that integrate Native language and educational services within a specific community. The NLCC project emphasizes a community’s potential to integrate stand-alone language programs into a broader educational system that can offer a continuum of Native language instruction from pre-school through post-secondary education.

The NLCC Cohort includes the five (5) cooperative agreement recipients. They are connected through their spirit of learning, knowledge sharing and collaboration. In addition, they are connected as individuals, groups within their communities, and their own organizational development. The NLCC Cohort began its sixth and final year on July 1, 2021.

Sustainability Plans

As part of the semi-annual meeting, the cohort will share and discuss their sustainability plans for their language programs.

A sustainability plan is a roadmap for achieving long-term goals and documents strategies to continue the program, activities, and partnerships. A large part of sustainability planning is reviewing and identifying areas within your strategic plan that will be carried forward at the end of the project. Language revitalization efforts need to focus on activities that are the most efficient and effective.  By having a strategic plan, you can make informed decisions on where you allocate resources.

Since developing a sustainability plan is a good planning tool for the end of your project, we will use this virtual space to show case everyone’s current sustainability plans. Please take a look at one another’s plans and come prepared to discuss during the share out session of the Semi-annual Meeting.

Aaniiih Nakoda College

Cherokee Nation

Kiowa Tribe of Oklahoma

Sun’aq Tribe of Kodiak Alaska

Yurok Tribe