The Language Conservancy (TLC) supports the survival of endangered languages through grants for research and advocacy programs, technical assistance to grassroots-level language preservation efforts, and support for educational programs.
The Language Conservancy also educates the public on the importance of language diversity and the social, scientific, and personal consequences of language loss, through public relations campaigns for its media and fundraising projects.
We are dedicated to rescuing the world’s endangered languages, restoring them to vital use, and safeguarding them for future generations.
TLC was founded in 2005 as a Native-led response to the growing crisis of the lack of language materials and the language revitalization needs of Native American, First Nations, Inuit, and Métis communities. By bringing together Native American language advocates, linguists, and educators, TLC has created a process for communities to rebuild their languages using proven methods and processes focused on excellence. TLC’s best practices have been recognized throughout Indian Country for excellent quality and proven results. TLC has developed hundreds of Native Language books including textbooks, dictionaries, grammar texts, and children’s books as well as digital interfaces for many of our products.
By strengthening languages, we help strengthen communities. Please visit Who We Are to learn more.