Indigenous

The Weeknd Donates $50K for Ancient Language

The University of Toronto is continuing its courses on Ge’ez thanks in part to a $50,000 donation from the Grammy Award–winning musician The Weeknd. Ge’ez is an ancient South Semitic language that originated in...

Canada Launches First Indigenous-Language TV Channel

A new, all-Inuit Inuktut language channel has been launched in Canada, serving as the country’s first channel broadcast entirely in an Indigenous language. Devised by the team at Nunavut Independent Television (NITV), Uvagut TV...

Mail Voting Forms Finally in Diné, Apache and Yup’ik

The US Election Assistance Commission (EAC) has finally released national mail voter registration forms in Diné, Apache and Yup’ik languages. This is the first time the federal commission has released mail voting materials in...

Inuit Uqausinginnik Taiguusiliuqtiit’s Annual Language Award Seeking Nominations

An important part of Inuit Uqausinginnik Taiguusiliuqtiit’s work an award program to recognize outstanding achievement by an organization, groups and/or individuals who are contributing to the development, promotion or protection of the Inuit Language. The...

Australia Hosts Twitter Takeover for Indigenous Languages

In celebration of the 13th anniversary of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, ALNF partnered with Twitter Australia to celebrate; Indigenous languages and amplify Indigenous voices across the platform. In a...

New OAS Ambassador for the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

Venezuelan activist, actress, and model Patricia Velásquez has been designated as the Organization of American States (OAS) Goodwill Ambassador for the Rights of Indigenous Peoples of the Americas. Velásquez, who is descended on her...

Students Create Music Video “Dreamchild” in French, English and Mowhawk

A new video created by students at St. Willibrord School in Châteauguay, Que, near Kahnawake Mohawk territory has been making the rounds online, and...

British Columbia Invests $50 Million in Indigenous Languages

The government of British Columbia has announced a revitalization plan for Indigenous language funding. British Columbia...
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Losing Languages Means Losing Remedies

The media frequently discusses language decline in terms of numbers alone—many of us have likely heard the oft-cited statistic that one language goes extinct every three months or the projection that 30% of the...

Comprehensive Study Predicts Loss of 1,500 Languages

A comprehensive study warns that 1,500 endangered languages could no longer be spoken by the end of this century. Published in Nature Ecology and Evolution (www.nature.com/articles/s41559-021-01604-y), the study, led by the Australian National University...
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