Tag: indigenous

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Reclaiming Wôpanâak Language

(November 2021) Ayanna Cooper celebrates Native American Heritage Month with a vision of linguistic decolonization

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...

Mary Simon is Canada’s First Indigenous Governor General

Indigenous leader Mary Simon is the first Indigenous person to serve as Canada’s governor general. The largely ceremonial role acts as the federal Canadian...

Comanche Nation Charters Dual-Language Academy

The Comanche Nation has begun enrolling students in the Comanche Academy Charter School in Lawton, Oklahoma. The charter school with include instruction in both...
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