Indigenous

2019: International Year of Indigenous Languages

Last month, the United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution on the rights of indigenous peoples, stressing the urgent need to preserve, promote and revitalize endangered languages, and proclaimed 2019 as the International...

Revitalization Efforts for Arapaho Language

Professor Andrew Cowell and doctoral student Irina Wagner of University of Colorado, Boulder have launched a new website in hopes of keeping the Arapaho language alive. The website was created in conjunction with the...

2019: International Year of Indigenous Languages

Last month, the United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution on the rights of indigenous peoples, stressing the urgent need to preserve, promote and revitalize endangered languages, and proclaimed 2019 as the International...

Government of Canada announces support for the preservation of Indigenous languages in Saskatchewan

Indigenous languages are a core part of both Canada's cultural identity and Indigenous identity. The Government of Canada is committed to reversing the decline of Indigenous languages by working with First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities to keep...

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...

Celebrating International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples 2021

August 9 commemorates the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples. It is celebrated around the world and marks the date of the inaugural session of the Working Group on Indigenous Populations at the...
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UCLA Brings Aztec From the Past into the Present

In an interesting combination of art and language, a UCLA professor is leading the research for an Aztec text. UCLA historian, Kevin Terraciano, is working with art experts at the Getty Center in collaboration with...

Crow Summer Institute

The Crow Summer Institute is occurring in Crow Agency, Montana, at the Little Big Horn College starting June 3rd through June 21st of 2019. This in-depth 3 week long institute is the leading event...

Kiwis Celebrate Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori – Māori Language Week

Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori - Māori Language Week is an annual celebration of Te Reo Māori promoted by the Māori Language Commission working with the Human Rights Commission and Te Puni Kokiri. The...

Linguists Become Aware of Previously Unrecognized Indigenous Language in Malaysia

A language previously unknown to linguists has been discovered by Swedish researchers. The language, Jedek, is spoken by only 280 people on the Malay peninsula. The language was discovered to be spoken in a town...
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