Indigenous

8TH ANNUAL INDIGENOUS LANGUAGE INSTITUTE (ILI) SYMPOSIUM 2017

In Santa Fe, New Mexico on October 26-27, 2017, the Indigenous Language Institute is holding it’s 8th annual symposium. The theme of the 8th Annual ILI Symposium 2017 will address the importance of comprehensible...

University of Guam Wins Grant for CHamoru

The University of Guam will begin work to formally document and create a repository for the CHamoru language through a grant awarded to the College of Liberal Arts...

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...

New Zealand University Launches Indigenous & Māori Exchange Program

A new program has been launched at the University of Otago in Dunedin, New Zealand, to increase the number of indigenous students studying abroad and to connect them with members of first nations in...

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...

Yolngu Album Tops Australian Charts

Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu has made history by becoming the first artist to top the Australian ARIA charts while singing in an indigenous language, just weeks after his death. The late singer-songwriter, who was born blind,...

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,...

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...

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...

Hear Indigenous Languages through Google Earth

A new project titled Celebrating Indigenous Languages aims to raise awareness and preservation efforts for Indigenous languages. The project can be found...