2019 – International Year of Indigenous Languages

Photo: Tienda Ayuuk, Clay Rabbits Mark your calendar. 2019 is the International Year of Indigenous Languages (Año Internacional de las Lenguas Indígenas). Hashtags: #iyil2019, #2019iyil Planeta.com will be updating relevant features that showcase successful language conservation campaigns including Dizhsa Nabani,  #UsaTuVoz , Kumoontun, and Māori Language Week / Te Wiki o te Reo Māori. Suggestions are welcome …

Inuit

Indigenous Peoples The Inuit are a group of culturally similar Indigenous peoples inhabiting the Arctic regions of Greenland, Canada, and Alaska. Headlines After 60 years, Inuit-led organization takes over Inuit art trademark from feds – CBC How One Inuit Community Won Against Big Oil – New Republic YouTube Photos Planeta.com Indigenous Indigenous Languages

Grand Canyon National Park

Photo: NASA, EarthKam About the photo – On April 3, 2017, the student-controlled EarthKAM camera aboard the International Space Station captured this photograph of a favorite target — the Grand Canyon — from low Earth orbit. Interested middle school students and teachers can sign up at the EarthKAM website. Grand Canyon National Park, a UNESCO World …

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 …

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 …

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 in the local language). New = Nuevo Teotitlán Del Valle’s New Centro Cultural Comunitario Natural World In …

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 …

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 / …

Ayöök Vocabulary from Santa María Ocotepec, Oaxaca, México

Photo: Ceramic Cup Here are key Ayöök (Mixe) words and phrases used in Santa María Ocotepec and translated in Spanish and English. If you have not started to learn Ayöök, 2019 is a great time to start as this is the International Year of Indigenous Languages. Planeta.com is celebrating the year by updating guides to …