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Congress Considers Indigenous Language Bills

The Linguistic Society of America is working closely with the Committee on Endangered Languages and their Preservation (CELP) to raise awareness within Congress about the importance of Native American language revitalization. In June, the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs examined two bills that are pending in both houses of Congress that would promote indigenous language revitalization. More...

Discovery of Indigenous Language Documentation

A treasure trove of indigenous language documents from across Australia may help in the revitalization of the country's struggling native tongues. The accounts of early contact between Aboriginal people and European settlers were discovered during a forensic search of the unpublished papers filed away in the basement of the colonial New South Wales State Library. Making notes of indigenous vocabulary helped...

Celebrate the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

2013 Theme: "Indigenous peoples building alliances: Honoring treaties, agreements and other constructive arrangements"The International Day of the World's Indigenous People (9 August) was first proclaimed by the UN General Assembly in December 1994, to be celebrated every year during the first International Decade of the World's Indigenous People (1995 – 2004).In 2004, the Assembly proclaimed a Second International Decade,...