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Indigenous

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,...

$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...

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...

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...

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...

New Unified Inuktut Writing System Approved

The national Inuit organization of Canada has decided on a new standard of writing for a unified Inkutut writing system. The system is called Inuktut Qaliujaaqpait and uses Roman...
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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...

Māori 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...

Tibetan Language Diminished as Schools Switch to Mandarin

Children in the Tibetan Autonomous Region are losing fluency in the Tibetan language as schools in the region are increasingly teaching subjects in Mandarin on Chinese government...

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...
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