Celebrating Matariki (2018)

Poster: Matariki New Zealand – 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. Matariki is the Māori name for the stars also known as the Pleiades star …

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 …

Kiksuya

Verbs Kiksuya =  Remember (Lakota Sioux) Headlines ‘Kiksuya’ is Lakota for ‘Remember’… from westworld I remember you.“Kiksuya” is now available on @HBO. #Westworld pic.twitter.com/e3iVkfJ6vR — Westworld (@WestworldHBO) June 11, 2018 Planeta.com Remember Westworld

Navajo Treaty (Naaltsoos Sání)

Lingo Cards 2018 is the 150th anniversary of the Navajo Treaty (Naaltsoos Sání), signed June 1, 1868 between the Navajo Tribe and the United States of America. Planeta.com spotlights commemorations and events Navajo businesses responsible, conscious travel Elsewhere on the Web WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. — The Navajo Nation has officially kicked off the Year of …

Welcome to Country Travel Guide

New Publication Marcia Langton’s book Welcome to Country (May 2018) is a curated guidebook to Indigenous Australia and the Torres Strait Islands. Included are insights into Indigenous languages and customs, history, native title, art and dance, storytelling, and cultural awareness and etiquette for visitors. There is also a directory of Indigenous tourism experiences, organized by state …

Mni Ki Wakan: World Indigenous Peoples Decade of Water Summit

The Mni Ki Wakan: World Indigenous Peoples Decade of Water Summit seeks to co-create a collective Indigenous-designed map and transformative world agenda for the future. The 10-year international Indigenous water summit will bring and elevate the collective wisdom, intelligence, and futurities of Indigenous peoples in the world narrative. The summit takes place at the Wellstone …

2019 – International Year of Indigenous Languages

Photo: Sámi, Visit Finland Mark your calendar. 2019 is the International Year of Indigenous Languages. Planeta.com will be updating relevant features that showcase successful language conservation campaigns including #UsaTuVoz and Māori Language Week / Te Wiki o te Reo Māori. Key Links https://www.un.org/development/desa/indigenouspeoples/meetings-and-workshops/8109-2.html Background from the UN: The 55th meeting of the 3rd Committee of …

17th Session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues #UNPFII17

New York City – Announcing the 17th Session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII), which takes place at the United Nations Headquarters April 16-27, 2018. This year’s theme: “Indigenous peoples’ collective rights to lands, territories and resources” After further deliberations among Permanent Forum members, final report will be adopted at the …

Kahu huruhuru

Lingo Cards It’s fun to learn the Māori language. Kahu huruhuru = Feather cloak Huruhuru = Feather Kahu = Cloak Newsworthy In the news because Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern wore the kahu to Buckingham Palace for a dinner hosted by the Queen of England to celebrate the Commonwealth. Elsewhere on the Web Māori treasure kahu …