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Hipéexnu' is a native led 501 (c)3 non profit organization.
The mission of Hipéexnu' derives from the humanitarian actions of the late Dr. Horace Axtell, a Niimiipuu (Nez Perce), and a life-time resident of Idaho. 

MISSION:  To Promote Protect & Revitalize the Nimiipuu (Nez Perce) Language & Cultural Arts of Life.
Culture is a lifestyle.

Language is expression.

Forever is in the youth.
Youth - Learnee

Thanks to the Language Conservancy and the Steele-Reese Foundation, Hipeexnu' completed the first Nez Perce language children's book. It is a special book about a mother moose and her moose son.

The book is dedicated to the late Bessie Green Scott. Bessie was an avid fluent speaker that motivated our nonprofit to continue preserving protecting and revitalizing our language - Nimiipuutímt.  ​

Billions of dollars is granted to language researchers that DO NOT benefit or revitalize Indigenous communities. Invest in Hipeexnu' today. 

Culture is what you do.  It's a lifestyle.

 The three cultural components we focus on:

  • Foods and Songs

  • Sustaining Identity through advocating for Nimiipuu Sahaptin Cultural and Social lifeways.

  • Protecting the Natural Environment for future generations. Always thinking Seven Generations ahead.

(Below) Youth go out on digging ventures. Being out on the land and carefully retrieving traditional foods is a project hipeexnu' needs help continuing to do. Thanks to Seventh Generation for funding the Digging project below.

Emailing is a basic communication tool that is helpful in today's world. It is difficult with the uprising of spam messages but since we are remote, it is highly preferred. 

Currently, we are still seeking a couple more Learnees that are not only interested in Nimiipuutimt, but also eager to learn some basic computer skills and what we do as language revitalizers. 

Age: 7th + from Lewiston or Lapwai Schools but must have own transportation.

Please email:

Title: Youth Learnee

hipeexnu@ G Mail Dot Com


The Niimiipuu Language and Culture is  Endangered.

Hipéexnu'  is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization. Contributions are tax deductible.

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