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. undocs.org/A/74/396 #Today, following the conclusion of #IYIL2019, #UNGA adopted the resolution on the …

Diné (Navajo) Links

Photo: Navajo Tours USA Links related to Diné presented in somewhat random fashion September Navajo Nation Fair https://navajopeople.org/blog/navajo-nation-fair-history Headlines Living Planet: Navajos uranium legacy FInding Nemo in Navajo Navajos buy back artifacts at Paris auction Climate-change-turning-sacred-land-against-Navajo navajo-four-sacred-colors Officials: Trust settlement is step toward ‘wrongs being corrected’ – @navajotimes 10 Things You Need to Know about …

Guelaguetza

Poster Guelaguetza is one of the world’s most important festivals and takes place every year in Oaxaca, Mexico. Introducing the Guelaguetza Some of the most colorful celebrations in the Americas take place in the southeastern corner of Mexico. Since 1932 the city of Oaxaca de Juárez , neighboring villages and rural communities have inspired locals …

Puebloan Peoples

Indigenous Peoples Puebloan Peoples = Also called Ancestral Puebloans. The term Anasazi is sometimes used to refer to Pueblo people but rejected by many. Anasazi is a Navajo (Diné) word that means Ancient Ones or Ancient Enemy – (anaa’: war, alien, enemy; sází: ancestor). Headlines 1,200-Year-Old Pouches Found in Arizona Cave Contain Prehistoric ‘Chewing Tobacco,’ …

Teotitlán del Valle

Photo: Masked Mexico – Walk with the Weavers and spend time in the Place of the Gods. The Zapotec community of Teotitlán del Valle (elevation: 1,670 meters or 5,500 feet) is world-famous for production of colorful weavings (laadi or Ladih in the local language). New = Nuevo Teotitlán Del Valle’s New Centro Cultural Comunitario Natural …

Te Wiki o te Reo Māori (Māori Language Week)

Poster New Zealand (Aotearoa) – Dates for the 2020 Māori Language Week are September 14-20. 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 …

Mojave

Indigenous Peoples Mojave = a member of the North American Indian people formerly living in the Colorado River Valley in Arizona, Nevada, and California Also spelled Mohave Elsewhere on the Web https://www.fortmojaveindiantribe.com – YouTube Mojave National Preserve: History and Culture House of Night: The Lost Creation Songs of the Mohave People Wikipedia Mohave people Lower …

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: #MotherLanguageDay, #DiaDeLaLenguaMaterna, #dilm, #LenguaMaterna UNESCO: “Languages are the most powerful instruments of …

Jokkmokk, Sweden

2020 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. 2020 dates: February …

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 …