Jokkmokk

2019 Program Cover Sweden – The name Jokkmokk is Sámi for the words “river” and “bend”, since the town is situated close to a bend in the nearby river. Jokkmokk is known for its Sámi market held the first weekend every February. This market has been held for more than 400 years. Jokkmokk, just north …

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 …

Te Matatini 2019

Poster Held every two years the Te Matatini Kapa Haka Festival – tematatini.co.nz – celebrates the cultural dance of the Māori people of Aotearoa (New Zealand). Audiences experience the best kapa haka in the world, taste Māori food (kai) and local delicacies and shop for Māori arts and crafts. 2019’s event takes place February 20-24 …

Sámi National Day

Sámi Flag Sámi National Day is February 6, which commemorates the first Sámi congress in 1917. Sámi is used to name the Lappish people, the indigenous population of Sápmi (northern Norway, Sweden, Finland and Kola peninsula in Russia). Headlines Why Sweden marks Sami National Day International Saami Day celebrated – Euronews In Honour of International …

Cherokee

Indigenous Peoples The Cherokee are a Native American people, originally from the Southeastern United States (principally Georgia, Tennessee, North Carolina, and South Carolina). Currently there are three federally recognized Cherokee tribes: the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians in North Carolina, the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma, and the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians, also in …

Sámi Links

Sámi flag Links related to the Sámi presented in somewhat random fashion: Twitter @anderskarr @SiidaInari @JohanVasara @Samediggi @SaamiCouncil Hashtag #sámásmuinna Facebook Visit Sápmi Nutti Sámi Siida Headlines Sami people persuade Norway pension fund to divest from Dakota Access No Room for Sweden’s Reindeer Fjord Fiesta: Norway’s Best and Most Scenic Summer Festivals Sweden’s indigenous Sami …

Māori Language Week / Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori 2019

Poster New Zealand (Aotearoa) – Dates for the 2019 Māori Language Week are September 9-15. Māori Language Week, Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori, 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 …

Māori

Photo The Māori are the Indigenous Polynesian people of New Zealand / Aotearoa. They arrived from Polynesian islands before 1300 AD. They are the first known inhabitants before the Europeans arrived in the early 1800s. 2019 Te Matatini 2019 Māori Language Week / Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori 2019 Questions Are there celebrations / …

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.’ …