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Mexicans Support Indigenous Language Education

With governments across the world adopting new policies to support Indigenous and regional minority languages (for instance, see...

Indigenous Taíno of Puerto Rico Take Their Fight to the UN

Puerto Rican Taíno representatives recently attended the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII) in New York to call attention to their situation.“If we’re not getting visibility or any kind of recognition at...

UN Forum Focuses on Language Rights

Last month, on the first day of the 21st United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII) in New York, Indigenous people from every continent (excluding Antarctica) spoke on the importance of preserving and...

Task-Based Language-Learning App Wins

A start-up company helping people learn different languages is the winner of the 2022 University of Hawai’i Venture Competition (UHVC). GOALL (Great Online Activities for Language Learning), led by University of Hawai’i at Mānoa...

Living Languages – Lenguas Vivas – Línguas Vivas

On International Mother Language Day, the first international, open access, electronic multilingual journal entirely dedicated to the revitalization and sustainability of Indigenous and minoritized languages was launched. This year marks the first year of the...

Cowichan Tribes Vote to Create Independent School District

Cowichan Tribes along with the Dididaht First Nation in Duncan, BC have voted to create their own independent school district, according to reporting form Chek News. "We’ll create a board together, and we’ll agree on what the...

Reclaiming Wôpanâak Language

Kuweeqâhsunumun. Y8 kutapuneân tâpatôtamuneâtkah pâhk8ânâtkumeenawânutam8ôkanunônash. *Part of the morning address at the Weetumuw Katnuhtôhtâkamuq School. In the United States, Native American Heritage Month is celebrated in November. For this article, the preferred term, Indigenous People will be used....

World Leaders Learn from Native Languages

World leaders at the COP26 climate summit in Scotland have been urged to shift their thinking about the climate crisis to focus on humanity’s integration with and dependency on the natural world—through an art...

Mi’kmaw to Be Enshrined as Nova Scotia’s First Language

Mi’kmaw is Nova Scotia’s first language and legislation next spring will help preserve, revitalize, and promote it, according to an announcement by the Canadian province’s government.“It’s the right thing to do because the language...

White House Officially Recognizes Indigenous Peoples Day

The Biden administration is the first to officially recognize Indigenous Peoples Day on October 11, 2021. The holiday, which coincides with Columbus Day, is a holiday that celebrates Native American peoples and commemorates their...
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