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). It has an open door policy, where all people are welcome to come and experience timeless traditions. Audiences experience the best kapa haka in the world, taste Māori food …

Recovering Voices

Logo Elsewhere on the Web Recovering Voices is an initiative led by the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History that promotes the documentation and revitalization of the world’s endangered languages and knowledge. Key Links naturalhistory.si.edu/research/anthropology/programs/recovering-voices Typpad Facebook @recovervoices Twitter Tweets by RecoverVoices Planeta.com Smithsonian’s Mother Tongue Film Festival The Value of Communication = El Valor …

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 celebrate 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 …

Te Wiki o te Reo Māori (Māori Language Week)

Poster 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 …

Māori Television

Logo Elsewhere on the Web Māori Television – maoritelevision.com – is New Zealand’s Indigenous broadcaster, providing a wide range of local and international programs for audiences across the country and online. Key Links maoritelevision.com Facebook @maoritv Live Livestreaming On-demand – Popular About Programs Te Kāea, 5pm on Te Reo, 5:30 on Māori TV @TeKaeaOfficial Native …

Chickasaw

Indigenous Peoples The Chickasaw are an Indigenous people of the Southeastern Woodlands in the USA. Their traditional territory was in Mississippi, Alabama, and Tennessee. They are of the Muskogean language family and are federally recognized as the Chickasaw Nation. Headlines Chickasaw Nation Celebrates Its Tribal Heritage and History at the “Chikasha Poya—We Are Chickasaw” Festival …

Haka

Buzzwords Haka = Traditional ancestral war cry, dance, or challenge from the Māori people of New Zealand (Aotearoa) Recommended Listening The evolution of Haka, Countdown to Te Matatini – RadioNZ Embedded Tweets We have haka words 4 you to learn in the lead up to the event. Special mention to He Pataka Kupu and Te …

Sámi

Indigenous Peoples Sámi is used to name the Indigenous population of Sápmi (northern Norway, Sweden, Finland and Kola peninsula in Russia). The Sámi flag has been flying in Norway, Finland, Russia and Sweden since 1986. The provinces Finnmark in Norway, Lappland in Sweden and Lappi/Lappland in Finland means ‘land of Sámi’s.’ The area has been …