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). Planeta.com will be updating relevant features that showcase successful language conservation campaigns including Dizhsa Nabani,  #UsaTuVoz and Māori Language Week / Te Wiki o te Reo Māori. Suggestions are welcome as we edit and …

Tren Maya = Maya Train

Logo Mexico – Tren Maya (Maya Train), the proposed train service in the Yucatán Peninsula, is under scrutiny. Public referendum scheduled for November 24-25. Key Links https://www.tren-maya.mx @TrenMayaMX Headlines http://www.globalconstructionreview.com/news/mexico-hold-referendum-8bn-yucatan-tourist-train https://www.theyucatantimes.com/2018/11/its-official-mexico-will-hold-referendum-on-8-billion-usd-maya-train-project https://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2018/11/12/world/americas/ap-lt-mexico-yucatan-train.html https://mexiconewsdaily.com/news/indigenous-communities-say-no-to-maya-train https://www.lajornadamaya.mx/2018-11-19/Expertos-plantean-a-AMLO-posponer-construccion-de-Tren-Maya https://www.contralinea.com.mx/archivo-revista/2018/10/17/el-tren-maya-sin-consulta-atropello-a-las-comunidades-indigenas https://www.bbc.com/mundo/noticias-america-latina-45254080 https://expansion.mx/empresas/2018/09/28/los-pros-y-contras-del-tren-maya https://www.eleconomista.com.mx/empresas/El-sueno-del-Tren-Maya-de-AMLO-no-es-el-unico-ortos-megaproyectos-de-infraestructura-ferroviaria-en-el-mundo-20180919-0061.html http://ibero.mx/prensa/sin-perspectiva-ambiental-tren-maya-podria-ser-una-obra-no-positiva-rector https://www.mimorelia.com/tras-anunciar-su-construccion-amlo-presenta-animacion-del-tren-maya Facebook Videos Embedded Tweets El 24 y 25 de noviembre habrá consulta sobre construcción del …

Wampanoag

Indigenous Peoples Recommended Listening 11-19-18 The Mashpee Wampanoag’s land battle – Native America Calling Language https://www.cbsnews.com/video/wampanoag-reviving-the-language Wikipedia Wampanoag Planeta.com USA Indigenous Native America Calling Thanksgiving

2018 Native American Day at the Lost City Museum

Poster Honor Native American Heritage and mark your calendar: Saturday, December 8, 2018 for Native American Day at Nevada’s Lost City Museum. The event features Native American dancers, food and demonstrations. There will be a variety of artists and craftspeople displaying and selling their creations. There will also be delicious Navajo tacos and fry bread …

Dizhsa Nabani

Poster For anyone keen on Indigenous languages, language revitalization and the International Year of Indigenous Languages (2019 at its finest!), this conversation spotlights a favorite new video series: Dizhsa Nabani = Lengua Viva = Living Language, a documentary project on Zapotec language and identity in San Jerónimo Tlacochahuaya, Oaxaca, Mexico. Thank you, thank you, thank …

Navajo Tours USA

Elsewhere on the Web Navajo Tours USA – https://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 …

Aboriginal and Indigenous Australia

Buzzwords Human occupation of Australia started about 65,000 years ago with successive waves of immigration from south and southeast Asia. Archaeologists continue to revise the date of early settlements. Today Aboriginal Australians conserve the oldest culture in the world. The word ‘aboriginal’ has appeared in the English language since the 17th century and means ‘first or earliest known, indigenous.’ …

Yoruba

Indigenous Peoples Yoruba = a member of a people of southwestern Nigeria and Benin Headlines An experiment is testing teaching science to Nigerian schoolkids in a local language – QZ Wikipedia Yoruba_language Yoruba_people Planeta.com Nigeria Benin Africa 2019 – International Year of Indigenous Languages

Acoma Sky City

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 preserve Acoma traditions while …