In celebration of the International Year of Indigenous Languages 2019 (#IYIL19), Rising Voices has joined forces with partners in organizing four rotating Twitter campaigns to highlight the work of Indigenous language activists from across the world.
If you are curious about the current status of Indigenous languages worldwide as well as what’s involved in their revitalization and/or promotion, please follow their campaigns. To learn more about recent hosts, check out their profile posts on https://rising.globalvoices.org:
@DigiAfricanLang (Africa) Justin Sègbédji Ahinon on the Fon language, spoken mainly in Benin, as well as (African) language accessibility in the tech sector
Aremu A. Adeola, Jr., on the Yoruba language, spoken in Nigeria, and language-related issues in the country
@ActLenguas (Latin America) Jeiser Suarez Maynas [es] on the Shipibo-Konibo language of the Peruvian Amazon
Yamanik Cholotío [es] on the Tz’utujil language, a Mayan language spoken in the Lake Atitlán region of Guatemala
@NativeLangsTech (North America)Candace Kaleimamoowahinekapu Galla on the Hawaiian language of Hawaii, U.S.
Belinda Daniels on the Cree language, spoken in Sturgeon Lake First Nation, Saskatchewan, Canada
Lokosh (Joshua D. Hinson) on the Chickasaw language of the Chickasaw Nation, originated in the American Southeast and located in Oklahoma, U.S., nowadays
Benson K. C. Fang on the Taivoan language, spoken in Taiwan
Mulihay Talus on the Sakizaya language, spoken in Taiwan