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 …

Sioux

Indigenous Peoples Sioux = Native American and First Nations people in North America. The term can refer to any ethnic group within the Great Sioux Nation or any of the nation’s many language dialects. – Wikipedia Elsewhere on the Web http://standingrocktourism.com http://sioux-chef.com Quotes We will be known forever by the tracks we leave. – Dakota …

Te Wiki o te Reo Māori (Māori Language Week)

Photo New Zealand (Aotearoa) – Dates for the 2019 Māori Language Week are September 9-15. 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 …

February 21 is International Mother Language Day

Poster: International Mother Language Day = Dia Internacional de la Lengua Materna February 21 is International Mother Language Day declared by UNESCO in 1999 to celebrated linguistic and cultural diversity and multilingualism. Events, workshops and even tweets on this date promote awareness. Hashtags: #dilm, #LenguaMaterna UNESCO: “Languages are the most powerful instruments of preserving and …

Potlatch

Buzzwords Potlatch = Ceremonial feast at which possessions are given away or destroyed to enhance prestige (Chinook) Elsewhere on the Web The Potlatch and the Panopticon: the yin and yang of social media gift economics – Tim Rayner Wikipedia Potlatch Chinookan_peoples Planeta.com Guelaguetza Chinook

Sámi Language Conference

The Sámi Parliament hosts the Sámi Language Conference in Tromsø, Norway February 4-5, 2019. The conference venue will be the Clarion Hotel ‘The Edge’. Marking the official kick-off of the Sámi Parliament’s language campaign, this conference will be the first major commemoration of the UN International Year of Indigenous Languages in Sápmi. Sámi municipalities, language …

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 …

Kumoontun

Image Oaxaca, Mexico – Kumoontun is the Ayöök (Mixe) word for tequio or collective work. This initiative participates in research, awareness, and reflection on what happens in Ayöök community life. Look for updates in 2019. Key Links kumoontun.wixsite.com/kumoontun soundcloud.com/kumoontun @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 Embedded Tweets Gracias por escribirnos y mostrarnos …

Indigenous Tourism

Poster Indigenous Tourism = Questions What resources are available to traditional and Indigenous peoples keen on offering travel and tourism services? How can visitors determine the degree the traditional or Indigenous people design and benefit from tourism? Planeta.com Tourism Definitions Ethnotourism Indigenous Indigenous Peoples Week 2019 – International Year of Indigenous Languages