Indigenous

Multilingual Focus for UN Literacy Day

"about 40% of the world’s population does not have access to education in a language they speak or understand" Audrey Azoulay, director-general of UNESCO...

Scholar Self-Immolates Over Language Extinction

An academic activist, Albert Razin, died in Russia after setting himself on fire in a political protest about government policy surrounding his native Udmurt language. According to...

NZ Commits to Million Māori Speakers

Māori Development Minister, Hon Nanaia Mahuta, says New Zealand's commitment to ensure basic te reo is spoken by a million people in...

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...

Translation Commons Partners with International Year of Indigenous Languages

Translation Commons is a social-civil society partner of the International Year of Indigenous Languages 2019 (IYIL2019) and invites volunteers to their joint projects. According to UNESCO...

Cherokee Leaders Declare State of Emergency

The three federally recognized tribes of the Cherokee people have declared a State of Emergency for the Cherokee language. Officials from the Cherokee Nation,...

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...

South Africa’s Language Question Remains Unanswered

The governing African National Congress (ANC) held a rally in Sharpeville (suburban Johannesburg) on March 21 to celebrate Human Rights Day and to commemorate the 1960 Sharpeville massacre, widely...

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...

Preserving Endangered Poetry

To mark National Poetry Day, the UK’s National Poetry Library launched a project to collect and preserve poems in endangered languages. Via an international...
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