Indigenous

Cowichan Tribes Vote to Create Independent School District

Cowichan Tribes along with the Dididaht First Nation in Duncan, BC have voted to create their own independent school district, according to reporting form Chek News. "We’ll create a board together, and we’ll agree on what the...

Native Language Programs Awarded Grants through NEH

Three Native American language projects have been announced to have received funding from the National Endowment for Humanities (NEH). One such project titled "Translating Cherokee Manuscripts" has been a grant of awarded $99,957 from...

World Leaders Learn from Native Languages

World leaders at the COP26 climate summit in Scotland have been urged to shift their thinking about the climate crisis to focus on humanity’s integration with and dependency on the natural world—through an art...

Mi’kmaw to Be Enshrined as Nova Scotia’s First Language

Mi’kmaw is Nova Scotia’s first language and legislation next spring will help preserve, revitalize, and promote it, according to an announcement by the Canadian province’s government.“It’s the right thing to do because the language...

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...

Feds Launch Multi-Agency Initiative to Preserve Native Languages

The U.S. Departments of the Interior, Education, and Health & Human Services have launched a new initiative to help preserve, protect, and promote Native languages. The initiative, created to bolster the Native American Languages...

White House Officially Recognizes Indigenous Peoples Day

The Biden administration is the first to officially recognize Indigenous Peoples Day on October 11, 2021. The holiday, which coincides with Columbus Day, is a holiday that celebrates Native American peoples and commemorates their...

South African and European Universities Form Consortium to Boost Use of Indigenous Languages

South Africa’s university system notoriously lacks instructional programs offered in the nation’s Indigenous languages, like isiXhosa and Sesotho. Currently, English and Afrikaans are the only languages widely used in university-level coursework, however even Afrikaans’...

Comanche Nation Charters Dual-Language Academy

The Comanche Nation has begun enrolling students in the Comanche Academy Charter School in Lawton, Oklahoma. The charter school with include instruction in both English and the Comanche language Numunu. According to the Academy's...

Crow Language Consortium Receives Federal Funds

The Crow Language Consortium (CLC) has received $10,000 through Humanities Montana’s Sustaining the Humanities Through the American Rescue Plan (SHARP) grant program. This rapid-response funding provides general operating support to the state’s museums, historic...
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