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 …

Australia Aboriginal Links

Australia Aboriginal Flag Links related to Aboriginal and Indigenous Australia presented in somewhat random fashion: New Features Native Title Australia Aboriginal Music Welcome to Country Travel Guide Because of her, we can. NAIDOC Week 2018 Twitter @Songlines_au @caama @congressmob @natIndigRadio @RhiannaPatrick @indigenous_gov @YothuYindiFound @guurrbi @LukeLPearson @IndigenousX @IndigenousOz @farmer_kylie @theNCIE @NITV @NITVNews @_AboriginalEng @OPVCIL_CDU @IndigenousSW1 The …

Indigenous Peoples Day

Photo: Caldo de Piedra We celebrate the second Monday in October as Indigenous Peoples Day. Hashtag #IndigenousPeoplesDay In the past twenty years, this celebration has become a counter narrative to Columbus Day. USA Today reports that more cities are recognizing Native Americans on Columbus Day. The roots of rethinking the holiday go back several decades. …

Guelaguetza

Poster Guelaguetza is one of the world’s most important festivals and takes place every year in Oaxaca, Mexico. 2019 dates are July 22 and 29. 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 …

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 …

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 …

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 #NavajoCodeTalkersDay Navajo Treaty (Naaltsoos Sání) Navajo Times Indigenous 2019 – International Year of Indigenous …

2019 Online Indigenous Film Festival

Recommended Viewing UNESCO recently teamed with countries from Latin America and the Caribbean together to launch an Online Indigenous Film Festival (OIFF) within the context of the International Year of Indigenous Languages 2019 (IYIL2019) and of the Latin American and the Caribbean Week, that took place in June 2019 at UNESCO Headquarters (Paris, France). 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 …

Indigenous Links

Buzzwords Links related to Indigenous peoples and cultures, presented in somewhat random fashion: Twitter @indianpueblo @FirstPeoples @localXplorer @NatIndigRadio @IndigenousTweet @DigitalMaori @Songlines_au @CIRidgeway @indiancountry @indigenousissue @navajotimes @IndigenousWaves @livingtongues @RPMfm @UN4Indigenous @mediaINDIGENA @OfficialAIANTA @MiMuseoIndigena @CDI_mx @NativeInnovate @RhiannaPatrick @NativeApprops @TerriHansen @brendanorrell @NativeTimes @NativeOklahoma @IndigenousPMC @Riddu @Mictlantecuhtl_ list Twitter/Museums @lostcitymuseum @Te_Papa @pequotmuseum @HeardMuseum @SmithsonianNMAI February 6 Sámi National Day …