Indigenous Languages

Photo: Caldo de Piedra • Oaxaca, México Indigenous Languages are awesome. Mark your calendar. 2019 is the International Year of Indigenous Languages. 2019 – International Year of Indigenous Languages We are updating some popular features on Planeta.com: Languages Ayöök Vocabulary from Santa María Ocotepec (Maaxïnkojm), Oaxaca, México Mixteco de San Pedro Tidaá Māori Language Sámi …

Henderson Libraries

Photo: Raiders on Location Henderson, Nevada – Some of our fave third places are the Henderson Library system – hendersonlibraries.com. Each has its own personality and origin story: Paseo Verde, Gibson, Green Valley, and Heritage Park. Libraries are more than books and this system offers community meeting spaces, genealogical research, computer classes, reading clubs, and …

1519 – 2019

Poster In 2019 Planeta.com spotlights the 500th anniversary of the Spanish conquest of the Aztec Empire. We will follow the timeline of the expedition led by Hernán Cortés. Updates to include links to headlines and features, videos and presentations and virtual tours of the places visited during 1519. A special shoutout to Colibri winner Marlene …

Podcast Faves 2019

Poster As we unveil our favorite podcasts of 2019, it is a good time to reflect on the act of listening. When we are mindfully aware of our senses, we are rarely speaking. We are absorbing – listening, seeing, touching, tasting, smelling. Good radio ask that we listen. Podcasts create a world co-created by the …

2019 – International Year of Indigenous Languages

Photo: Tienda Ayöök, Clay Rabbits 2019 is the International Year of Indigenous Languages (Año Internacional de las Lenguas Indígenas). Hashtags: #iyil2019, #2019iyil Suggestions are welcome as continue to edit and update this page. Key Links iyil2019.org https://en.iyil2019.org/media/#become https://en.iyil2019.org/registration https://es.iyil2019.org/registro/ https://www.un.org/development/desa/indigenouspeoples/meetings-and-workshops/8109-2.html https://www.iyil.org Questions for the organizers What are the hashtags for the 2019 International Year? Questions …

2019 Faves

Photo: Bike Share in Las Vegas 2019, our fave bits, inasmuch as they inspired growth and slow journalism coverage on Planeta.com. Here are some of our favorite events, apps, books, in 2019. Events: Kudos to the organizers and participants of the International Year of Indigenous Language. Kudos to tourism4sdgs19 for livestreaming. And many thanks to …

Radish Night 2019

Poster Oaxaca City, Mexico – 2019 is the 122nd iteration of the annual Noche de Rábanos, aka Radish Night, which takes place on Sunday, December 23 in the downtown zócalo. One of the most impressive community celebrations in the world, it is a favorite of locals and visitors. Consider the pageantry a mashup of agriculture …

Profiles of News Consumption (2019)

Report Cover Recommended and timely reading from the Rand Corporation: Profiles of News Consumption: Platform Choices, Perceptions of Reliability, and Partisanship by Michael Pollard (@MichaelSPollard) and Jennifer Kavanagh (@jekavanagh). HT Susan Scheiberg Hashtag: #TruthDecay Key Links rand.org/pubs/research_reports/RR4212.html Fighting Disinformation Online – Rand PDF Research Questions How do Americans currently get their news? How are news …

Pristine, popular… imperilled?

Report Cover New Zealand (Aotearoa) – New report from the the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment: Pristine,popular…imperilled? The environmental consequences of projected tourism growth (2019) This report addresses the environmental and cultural impacts of tourism and what ongoing business-as-usual growth could mean for the environment and the vulnerability of the tourism sector. The report finds …

14th session of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage

Hashtags Rolling recap of the the 14th session of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage December 9-14, 2019, Bogota (Colombia). This page is a rough draft as the session is … in session. Hashtags: #14com Key Links https://ich.unesco.org/en/14com https://ich.unesco.org/en/14com-press https://ich.unesco.org/en/lists https://ich.unesco.org/en/dive Intangible Heritage Committee inscribes four practices on UNESCO’s List …