About Us

SILC (Strengthening Indigenous Languages and Cultures), is organized under Hinono'eitiit Hoowu' inc, a federally recognized nonprofit body, for the specific purposes of aiding the teaching and perpetuation of Indigenous languages and cultures. To this regard SILC will work toward creating educational opportunities for preschool age through to adulthood for individuals and communities to enhance the learning of Indigenous languages and cultures.

The activities of SILC will serve to research and facilitate educational and humanities focused projects. Money generated shall be used toward such projects including that of the Arapaho language and culture program, maintaining a facility within which the instruction of language and culture can occur and the general financial needs for the operation of various programs of the organization. To this regard the SILC will serve as an educational and training resource toward maintaining (a) teaching centers, depositories for archival materials, and contemporary materials relating to the study of the language, culture and history of North American Indigenous peoples.

Other activities of the organization will include training, educational programs and studies for Indigenous North American peoples, as well as the general public to further enhance, rejuvenate and advance the understanding and importance of Native languages and cultures. To this regard the organization will research teaching techniques, curriculums, and educational methods conducive toward the teaching of Native American languages and cultures to benefit preschool aged children through to adults. The organization will also endorse and finance the publication of educational materials that will enhance the study, teaching, learning, and preservation of Indian languages, cultures and histories.