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