Indigenous Languages

Support the Indigenous Language Institute

We are at a critical point in human history where much of our cultural diversity is in danger of disappearing forever. This diversity, which has served as a driving force behind innovation, art, and...

Mississauga Nation Launches Online Language Initiatives; Partners with Conservationists

According to CBC, the Mississauga Nation is launching a three-pronged initiative online to revitalize culture, language and identity in its communities. "I think people want to be connected to culture, and that's what they were...

Nahuatl Folktales Translated into English

The Latino Book Review has released a free online archive of English translations of Nahuatl folktales. The stories were translated to English from the native Nahuatl folktales collected by Pablo González Casanova in Cuentos...

COVID-19 Poses Grave Health Threat to Indigenous Communities

The coronavirus  (COVID-19)  pandemic  poses  a grave  health threat to Indigenous peoples around the world. Indigenous communities already experience poor access to healthcare, significantly higher rates of communicable and non-communicable diseases, lack of access...

Luján, Members of Congress, Advocates Celebrate Passage of Bill to Revitalize Native Languages

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. House Assistant Speaker Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.), Members of Congress, and advocates celebrate the passage of the Esther Martinez Native American Languages Programs Reauthorization Act, a bipartisan bill to safeguard and...

Vancouver to Erect Language Revitalization Pole

In part with the 2019 UNESCO International Year of Indigenous Languages, the First Nations Education Foundation has announced that a Language Revitalization Pole will be created at the University of Victoria in Port Alberni,...

Brexit Could Devastate Celtic Languages

The European Language Equality Network (ELEN), with its Welsh, Scottish, Irish, and Cornish member organizations, has issued a warning about the “potentially disastrous effect of Brexit on the Celtic languages.” According to the statement, “Brexit...

Celebrate UN’s Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

Language is focus of this year's event UN Secretary General, António Guterres, released the following statement today to mark United Nation's Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples: "This year marks the International Year of Indigenous...

Welsh Speakers Urged to Create Digital Recordings

Welsh speakers worldwide are being asked to help safeguard the future of the Welsh language by recording their voices using Common Voice, an initiative run by the free software community Mozilla to improve digital services in the Welsh...

Hawaiian Flying High

Cultural Milestone of Hawai'i Hawaiian Airlines has marked an important cultural milestone as Hawai‘i’s airline by establishing an ‘ōlelo Hawai‘i (Hawaiian language) certification program for employees. Launched to coincide with ‘ōlelo Hawai‘i Month, the certification...
Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!