Tag: indigenous

UN Launches Ten-Year ‘Survival Plan’ for Endangered Languages

In a landmark move before the close of 2022, the United Nations finally launched what it calls the International Decade of Indigenous Languages—a ten-year...

Minnesota: Karen language classes to make a debut in St Paul...

For the first time this coming September, Karen (or Karenic) language education will be introduced to four district high schools in St Paul, Minnesota.  It...

February Marks the tenth anniversary of Hawaiian Language Month

For the tenth consecutive year, February marks Mahina ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi or Hawaiian Language Month.Established by the University of Hawaii in 2013, each February commemorates...

Canada Settles Cultural and Linguistic ‘Genocide’ Suit

Canada has agreed to pay out C$2.8bn ($2.09bn) to settle a decade-long lawsuit seeking reparations for the loss of language and indigenous culture caused...

Campaign Seeks to Silence Indigenous Voice in Australian Parliament

An Australian group has launched a campaign against a scheduled referendum to allow Indigenous Australians a voice in parliament, claiming it would not fully...

CAN$39 Million to Support Indigenous Languages in the North

CAN$39.4 million is being invested to support the efforts of communities, organizations, and governments in the Northwest Territories, Yukon, and Nunavut to reclaim, revitalize, maintain,...

Canadian Language Legislation Could Hinder Indigenous Workers

Proposed changes to Canada’s Official Languages Act are likely to create more “arbitrary barriers” for Indigenous people hoping to work in federal institutions and...

Congress passes Native American Language Resource Center Act

On December 22, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Native American Language Resource Center Act. The bipartisan legislation, authored by U.S. Senator Brian...

Mexicans Support Indigenous Language Education

With governments across the world adopting new policies...

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...
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