Tag: indigenous languages

Multilingual Focus for UN Literacy Day

"about 40% of the world’s population does not have access to education in a language they speak or understand" Audrey Azoulay, director-general of UNESCOThe focus of this month’s International Literacy Day was Literacy and Multilingualism, to tie...

Celebrate UN’s Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

Language is focus of this year's eventGuterres was welcomed to New Zealand with a traditional Maori ceremony in May. photo: UN/Mark GartenUN Secretary General, António Guterres, released the following statement today to mark United Nation's Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples: "This year marks the International Year of...

Canadian Stats Reveal Need for Revitalization

Growth of the Indigenous population in Canada continues to rapidly outpace that of the rest of the country, but Indigenous languages need more revitalization efforts, according to census data released by Statistics Canada (http://www12.statcan.gc.ca/census-recensement/2016/dp-pd/index-eng.cfm).Between 2006 and 2016, the self-identified Indigenous population g rew by 42.5%—from 1,172,790 to 1,673, 785—a rate four times that of the rest of the population, according to...