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Battle over Te Reo Māori Signs in New Zealand

Plans to introduce bilingual road signs throughout New Zealand have inflamed political tensions and heightened arguments over racial politics in the country’s election race. Last...

Brazilian constitution to be translated into Indigenous language

Brazil will soon have a copy of its 1988 Constitution in an Indigenous language. A team of 15 translators are currently working on translating the...

Navajo University Offers First PhD in Diné

A tribal university on the largest Native American reservation in the US has become the first of more than 30 accredited tribal colleges across...

Guam Celebrates Mes CHamoru by learning the language

On this year’s Mes CHamoru, or ‘Chamorro Heritage Day’ native Guam islanders asked people to celebrate by learning the CHamoru language. Despite changing over time,...

Canada Settles Cultural and Linguistic ‘Genocide’ Suit

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