Indigenous

$1 million for Indigenous Languages in Alberta

Canadian Premier Rachel Notley has announced a $1 million commitment to the Indigenous Language Resource Center at Calgary’s new Central Library. The Indigenous Center in Alberta will...

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...

Official Launch of International Year of Indigenous Languages

Photo Courtesy IYILThe official launch of the International Year of Indigenous Languages (IYIL), co-organized by the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the United...

Indigenous Migrants Denied Linguistic Access

Newly released research by the Center for Migration Studies of New York (CMSNY) suggests that “the denial of medical attention to migrants in U.S. custody is a...

Alberta invests $6M in Indigenous language education

Alberta’s government plans to spend $6 million dollars over the next two years to help establish a new program that will bring...

Canada to Make First Languages Constitutional Right

Canada’s federal government plans to recognize Indigenous languages as a constitutional right and create a new office of commissioners to protect and promote them under new legislation this fall, according to Canadian Heritage Minister...

Government of Canada announces support for the preservation of Indigenous languages in Saskatchewan

Indigenous languages are a core part of both Canada's cultural identity and Indigenous identity. The Government of Canada is committed to reversing the decline of Indigenous languages by working with First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities to keep...

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...

Mix of Japanese-Indigenous Languages Survives in Taiwan

In the town of Hanhsi in the northeastern mountains here, where many of the Atayal indigenous people reside, a language resembling Japanese -- "Yilan Creole" -- can be heard being spoken.According to remaining records...

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,...