Māori Language Week / Te Wiki o te Reo Māori 2018

Poster New Zealand – Māori Language Week, te wiki o te reo Māori, is a government-sponsored initiative promoting the use of Māori language, one of the three official national languages of the country (Māori, English and New Zealand Sign Language). The week is part of the broader Māori language revival and raises public awareness for Māori …

Māori

Photo The Māori are the Indigenous Polynesian people of New Zealand. They arrived from Polynesian islands before 1300 AD. They are the first known inhabitants of New Zealand before the Europeans arrived in the early 1800s. September 10-16 are the dates for the next Māori Language Week / Te Wiki o te Reo Māori. The …

Death Notebook

Now it’s over I’m dead and I haven’t done anything that I want (now it’s over) / Or, I’m still alive and there’s nothing I want to do. – They might be giants You wasted life, why wouldn’t you waste the afterlife? – Modest Mouse, ocean breathes salty If I should die in a car …

Language

Language = Method of communication, either spoken or written, consisting of the use of words in a structured and conventional way. Language, like food, is an excellent entry into another culture. At first, everything is foreign and strange. It’s the shock of the new which hits some like a punch. Learn to expand your linguistic comfort zone. – …

Māori Language Week / Te Wiki o te Reo Māori 2017

Poster: Language Week September 11-17, 2017 are the dates for the Māori Language Week / Te Wiki o te Reo Māori Hashtags: #kiaoratereo #tereo #twotrm17 #mlw17 The theme is ‘kia ora te reo Māori.’ Look for details online Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori​ http://www.tetaurawhiri.govt.nz https://www.facebook.com/tetaurawhiri Māori Language Week, te wiki o te reo Māori, …

Flowing Tides: Musical Memory, History and Global Culture in County Clare, Ireland

Photo: Nadia Prigoda-Lee, Doonagor Castle Recommended viewing from the Library of Congress: Gearóid Ó hAllmhuráin discussed his book, “Flowing Tides: History and Memory in an Irish Soundscape.” Speaker Biography: Gearóid Ó hAllmhuráin is a leading authority in Irish traditional music, history, memory and diaspora research. He is a prolific writer, speaker and performer. A five-time All …

Danger List

Buzzword Bingo: Danger List Reflecting on UNESCO’s Danger List …   Key Links http://whc.unesco.org/en/danger Planeta.com 41st Session of UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee #41whc Slideshare UNESCO on the Social Web from ron mader

Our Languages Matter: NAIDOC Week 2017

Poster: Joanne Cassady, Our Languages Matter NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Australia each July to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. 2017 dates: July 2-9. Theme: Our Languages Matter Hashtags: #NAIDOC2017, #NAIDOCWeek Wiradjuri woman Joanne Cassady, is the winning artist of this year’s poster competition. Get your free copy of the poster with Joanne’s artwork The …