Indigenous

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,...

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...

Vancouver to Erect Language Revitalization Pole

In part with the 2019 UNESCO International Year of Indigenous Languages, the First Nations Education Foundation has announced that a Language Revitalization Pole will be created at...

Acoma Pueblo Launches Project to Save Language

Nearly two dozen of the approximately 100 last remaining speakers of the Acoma Keres language have answered the call for a new project designed...

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,...

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...

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...

British Columbia Invests $50 Million in Indigenous Languages

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

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...
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UCLA Brings Aztec From the Past into the Present

In an interesting combination of art and language, a UCLA professor is leading the research for an Aztec text. UCLA historian, Kevin Terraciano, is working with art experts at the Getty Center in collaboration with...