Indigenous

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...

2019 the Year of Indigenous Languages IY2019

The United Nations has declared 2019 the International Year of Indigenous Languages (IY2019) to help preserve indigenous languages and safeguard the rights of those who speak them. According to the IY2019 website, “Languages play a...

Programs will help preserve Native languages, strengthen Native communities

As part of his ongoing efforts to help preserve Native languages, U.S. Senator Jon Tester recently secured grants worth over half a million dollars. The grants, administered by the Department of Health and Human Services,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Artist and Teacher Create Emojis to Promote Diversity

Mapuche schoolteacher Victor Carilaf has teamed up with Chilean artist Fiestoforo to create Kimeltuwe, a collective that has released sets of emojis to...

British Columbia Invests $50 Million in Indigenous Languages

The government of British Columbia has announced a revitalization plan for Indigenous language funding. British Columbia...

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...