2019 – International Year of Indigenous Languages

Photo: Tienda Ayuuk, Clay Rabbits Mark your calendar. 2019 is the International Year of Indigenous Languages (Año Internacional de las Lenguas Indígenas). Hashtags: #iyil2019, #2019iyil Planeta.com will be updating relevant features that showcase successful language conservation campaigns including Dizhsa Nabani,  #UsaTuVoz , Kumoontun, and Māori Language Week / Te Wiki o te Reo Māori. Suggestions are welcome …

Matariki

Poster Matariki is a distinctly New Zealand (Aotearoa) celebration. Matariki is the Māori name for the stars also known as the Pleiades star cluster in the constellation Taurus. Celebrations begin on the day of the first new moon following the rising of the star cluster. In 2019 the Matariki star cluster will rise in New …

Māori Language Week / Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori 2019

Poster New Zealand (Aotearoa) – Dates for the 2019 Māori Language Week are September 9-15. Māori Language Week, Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori, is a popular, government-sponsored initiative promoting the use of Māori language. The week is part of the broader Māori language revival and raises public awareness for Māori language revitalization, learning, and …

Native Title

Buzzwords Native Title = Native title is the recognition by Australian law that the Aboriginal and Indigenous people who were the Traditional Owners of an area prior to 1788 have ongoing rights and interests in land, seas and waters that derive from their traditional laws and customs 2019 Byron Bay’s Bundjalung people celebrate long-awaited land …

Xhosa

Indigenous Peoples Xhosa is a Nguni Bantu language with click consonants and is one of the official languages of South Africa and Zimbabwe. Xhosa is spoken as a first language by 8.2 million people and by 11 million as a second language in South Africa, mostly in Eastern Cape Province. Video Headlines https://qz.com/quartzy/1558970/oscars-2019-what-did-trevor-noah-really-say-on-stage black-panther-wakandas-language-is-isixhosa-of-south-africa Elsewhere …

Australia Aboriginal Links

Australia Aboriginal Flag Links related to Aboriginal and Indigenous Australia presented in somewhat random fashion: New Native Title Australia Aboriginal Music Twitter @Songlines_au @caama @congressmob @natIndigRadio @RhiannaPatrick @indigenous_gov @YothuYindiFound @guurrbi @LukeLPearson @IndigenousX @IndigenousOz @farmer_kylie @theNCIE @NITV @NITVNews @_AboriginalEng @OPVCIL_CDU @IndigenousSW1 The Genius of Australian Indigenous Languages The genius of Indigenous languages – @RachNordlinger PUBLIC LECTURE: …

Acoma Sky City

Photo: Ceramics for sale The oldest continuously inhabited community in the United States is Acoma Sky City, home to the Pueblo of Acoma. Residents provide tours of the settlement on the 367-foot tall mesa, about 20 miles south of Interstate 40 and half-way between Albuquerque and Gallup. The Sky City Cultural Center and Haak’u Museum …

Tautoko

Buzzwords Tautoko = To support, advocate Recommended Listening Learning te reo Māori with Stacey Morrison – RadioNZ @formerlydaniels @jmulliganrnz Embedded Tweets This is the main thing that we need to promote to our non-Māori whānau: You don't even have to be learning te reo Māori to be a te reo champion! Just tautoko, encourage others …

Hopi

Indigenous Peoples Hopi = Events Annual Hopi Festival Celebrating 84 Years Headlines Inside a traditional Hopi wedding: 10 days of family, food and mud fights -azcentral.com – @DiinSilversmith @HenleMark Beyond Stone & Mortar: A Hopi Perspective on the Preservation of “Ruins” (and Culture) Hopi warily welcome tourists to West’s ‘last secret land’ Hopi Cross Country …