Budj Bim National Park and Cultural Landscape World Heritage Site

Photo: Mertie Cheers for the brand new world heritage site! Budj Bim or Mount Eccles is an extinct volcano near Macarthur in southwestern Victoria, Australia. Budj Bim is also the Gunditjmara name, meaning High Head. The roughly conical shaped peak rises 178 meters (584 feet). The World Heritage Centre has formally accepted for assessment the …

Indigenous Ecuador

Photo: Guayasamín Spotlight on Indigenous cultures of Ecuador Wikipedia: Approximately 96.4% of Ecuador’s Indigenous peoples are Highland Quichuas living in the valleys of the Sierra region. Primarily consisting of the descendents of Incans, they are Kichwa speakers and include the Caranqui, the Otavaleños, the Cayambi, the Quitu-Caras, the Panzaleo, the Chimbuelo, the Salasacan, the Tugua, …

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 …

El Chilam Balam

Logo El Chilam Balam – elchilambalam.com – is one of our favorite local websites. Based in Mérida, Yucatán, El Chilam Balam covers the Maya World in Spanish. Listen to local and expert voices via the Soundcloud account and follow the Mayan language lessons and regional news via Twitter. Certainly this account is one to pay …

Te Wiki o te Reo Māori (Māori Language Week)

Poster New Zealand (Aotearoa) – Dates for the 2019 Māori Language Week were September 9-15. 2020 dates have yet to be announced. 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 …

Indigenous Languages

Photo: Caldo de Piedra • Oaxaca, México Indigenous Languages are awesome. Mark your calendar. 2019 is the International Year of Indigenous Languages. 2019 – International Year of Indigenous Languages We are updating some popular features on Planeta.com: Languages Ayöök Vocabulary from Santa María Ocotepec (Maaxïnkojm), Oaxaca, México Mixteco de San Pedro Tidaá Māori Language Sámi …

Uluru Links

Screenshot Links related to Uluru – Kata Tjuta National Park presented in somewhat random fashion: Climbing ban in 2019 https://www.sbs.com.au/nitv/article/2017/11/07/why-we-are-banning-tourists-climbing-uluru https://www.illawarramercury.com.au/story/6458703/climbers-booed-as-they-ascend-uluru-for-final-time https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2019/oct/26/new-dawn-for-uluru-as-climb-closure-ends-decades-of-disrespect https://www.abc.net.au/radio/programs/worldtoday/hopes-uluru-closure-will-raise-awareness-of-other-sacred-sites/11639714 https://amp.abc.net.au/article/11634498 Uluru ban: What do locals think of the final rush to climb? – BBC Uluru climbing ban: Tourists scale sacred rock for final time – BBC One day out from Uluru …

Indigenous Links

Buzzwords Links related to Indigenous peoples and cultures, presented in somewhat random fashion: Twitter @indianpueblo @FirstPeoples @localXplorer @NatIndigRadio @IndigenousTweet @DigitalMaori @Songlines_au @CIRidgeway @indiancountry @indigenousissue @navajotimes @IndigenousWaves @livingtongues @RPMfm @UN4Indigenous @mediaINDIGENA @OfficialAIANTA @MiMuseoIndigena @CDI_mx @NativeInnovate @RhiannaPatrick @NativeApprops @TerriHansen @brendanorrell @NativeTimes @NativeOklahoma @IndigenousPMC @Riddu @Mictlantecuhtl_ @LenguasWeb list Twitter/Museums @lostcitymuseum @Te_Papa @pequotmuseum @HeardMuseum @SmithsonianNMAI February 6 Sámi National …