Mixtec

Photo The term Mixtec (Mixteco in Spanish) comes from the Náhuatl word Mixtecapan, or ‘place of the cloud-people.’ The area in which Mixtec is spoken is known as the Mixteca. Spotlight: Santiago Apoala Santiago Apoala Teposcolula One of the great works of Spanish colonial architecture is the monastery of Teposcolula. Teposcolula Retablo – Interamerican Institute …

Colorado River Indian Tribes

The Colorado River Indian Tribes is a federally recognized tribe consisting of the four distinct ethnic groups associated with the Colorado River Indian Reservation: Chemehuevi, the Mohave, Hopi, and Navajo. The tribe has about 4,277 enrolled members. The Colorado River Indian Tribes include four distinct Tribes – the Mohave, Chemehuevi, Hopi and Navajo. There are …

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 …

Trail of tears

Photo The Trail of Tears was a series of forced relocations of Native Americans in the United States from their ancestral homelands in the Southeastern United States, to areas to the west (usually west of the Mississippi River) that had been designated as Indian Territory. Headlines Trump appears to joke about Trail of Tears in …

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 …

Diné = Navajo

Photo: Navajo Weaving, Luchia’s Restaurant Planeta.com guide to Diné (Navajo) culture, language, and travel tips for visitors. The Navajo Nation extends across Arizona, New Mexico, and Utah, covering more than 27,000 square miles (70,000 square km). Vocabulary Nahasdzáán Planeta.com Diné (Navajo) Links Navajo Tours USA Navajo Code Talkers Day Navajo Treaty (Naaltsoos Sání) Navajo Times NavajoWeb …