Chaco Culture National Historical Park

Photo: Chaco Canyon National Historical Park, Aerial View Located in northwestern New Mexico, Chaco Culture National Historical Park became part of the US national park system (as a national monument) in 1907 and was designated a World Heritage Site in 1987. Key Links nps.gov/chcu/index.htm Facebook @chacoculturenhp Google Maps goo.gl/maps/KnSwQWKMYFr7Radx6 The Chaco Culture National Historic Park …

Gallup Inter-Tribal Indian Ceremonial (2020)

Poster Gallup, New Mexico – Created in 1921, the Gallup Inter-Tribal Indian Ceremonial is the longest-running, Native American Art Show in the country. The event features parades, dances, demonstrations, native foods, rodeos, pow-wow, song and dance, pageants, and folk art. 2020 dates: July 31 – August 9 Gallup (Navajo: Naʼnízhoozhí) is the most populous city …

International Decade of Indigenous Languages

Poster The United Nations has declared an International Decade of Indigenous Languages, to begin in 2022. The United Nations General Assembly adopted the resolution on the rights of Indigenous Peoples which includes the proclamation of 2022-2032 as International Decade of Indigenous Languages. https://undocs.org/A/74/396 #Today, following the conclusion of #IYIL2019, #UNGA adopted the resolution on the …

Māori Language Week = Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori 2020

Poster New Zealand (Aotearoa) – Announcing the dates for 2020’s Māori Language Week (September 14-20 or 14-20 Mahuru). Hashtags: #TeWikioteReoMāori, #MāoriLanguageWeek Māori Language Week = Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori is one of Planeta.com’s fave celebrations in the world, one that stands out as a practical model of inclusive experiences and smart communication bringing …

Diné (Navajo) Links

Photo: Navajo Tours USA Links related to Diné presented in somewhat random fashion September Navajo Nation Fair https://navajopeople.org/blog/navajo-nation-fair-history Headlines Living Planet: Navajos uranium legacy FInding Nemo in Navajo Navajos buy back artifacts at Paris auction Climate-change-turning-sacred-land-against-Navajo navajo-four-sacred-colors Officials: Trust settlement is step toward ‘wrongs being corrected’ – @navajotimes 10 Things You Need to Know about …

Navajo Tours USA

Elsewhere on the Web Navajo Tours USA – navajotoursusa.com – is a Navajo-owned outdoor recreation and tour company based in New Mexico USA. Business motto: Tread lightly. Experience everything. Navajo Tours USA advocates Indigenous connection to the outdoors, responsibly showcase nature, art, culture, and history, and commit to authentic experiences with all guests. Since 2016, …

Puebloan Peoples

Indigenous Peoples Puebloan Peoples = Also called Ancestral Puebloans. The term Anasazi is sometimes used to refer to Pueblo people but rejected by many. Anasazi is a Navajo (Diné) word that means Ancient Ones or Ancient Enemy – (anaa’: war, alien, enemy; sází: ancestor). Headlines 1,200-Year-Old Pouches Found in Arizona Cave Contain Prehistoric ‘Chewing Tobacco,’ …

Kumoontun

Image Oaxaca, Mexico – Kumoontun is the Ayöök (Mixe) word for tequio or collective work. This initiative launched in late 2018 / early 2019 participates in research, awareness, and reflection on what happens in Ayöök community life. Key Links kumoontun.wixsite.com/kumoontun soundcloud @kumoontun Publication Ayöök Tales (Cuentos Ayöök) Features https://kumoontun.wixsite.com/kumoontun/blog/engracia-p%C3%A9rez-castro App https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.seit.felix.kumoontun 2019 – Now Available …

Teotitlán del Valle

Photo: Masked Mexico – Walk with the Weavers and spend time in the Place of the Gods. The Zapotec community of Teotitlán del Valle (elevation: 1,670 meters or 5,500 feet) is world-famous for production of colorful weavings (laadi or Ladih in the local language). New = Nuevo Teotitlán Del Valle’s New Centro Cultural Comunitario Natural …

Te Wiki o te Reo Māori (Māori Language Week)

Poster New Zealand (Aotearoa) – Dates for the 2020 Māori Language Week are September 14-20. Te wiki o te reo Māori (Māori Language Week) 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 …