Our Mission

Our mission is to provide quality instruction of the Navajo Language and Navajo linguistics.

Our Vision

The Navajo Language Program is devoted to providing instruction that focuses on sustaining and promoting the use of Diné Bizaad. We promote the incorporation of culture into language instruction as they contain a knowledge system and values unique to the Diné identity. We nurture the diversity of knowledge dissemination at the University of New Mexico.

Our Goals

Produce conversational speakers of Navajo

Sa’ah Naagháí Bik’eh Hózhóón
Nahat’á — Preparation, ’Iiná — Implementation,
Siih hasin — Aspiration, Nitsáhákees — Consideration

Sustain the Navajo language to ensure its continued vitality

Incorporate culture into the system of Navajo linguistic knowledge

Study the structure of the Navajo language through data-driven research

Produce language materials & research that benefit the Navajo community