Indigenous

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

Language is focus of this year's event Guterres was welcomed to New Zealand with a traditional Maori ceremony in May. photo: UN/Mark Garten UN Secretary...

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

Glacier National Park, Montana, USA The Crow Summer Institute is occurring in Crow Agency, Montana, at the Little Big Horn College starting June 3rd through June 21st of...

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...

Maori People Find Representation in Moana

A new translation of the Disney film Moana has been released in New Zealand. The film was translated by New Zealand native who worked on the original...

ALNF Living First Language Platform Wins at SXSW

The Australian Literacy and Numeracy Foundation (ALNF) won an award at the South by Southwest (SXSW) Innovation Awards in Austin, Texas in the Innovation in Connecting People...

TIFF premiere: Sgaawaay K’uuna, the first feature film about the Haida people

By Leonie Sandercock Professor, University of British Columbia Originally published on The Conversation. Sgaawaay K'uuna (Edge of the Knife), premiering at the Toronto International...