Native American Heritage Month

Poster Since 1990 the USA has celebrated Native American Heritage Month in the month of November. Hashtags: #nativeamericanheritagemonth, #NAHM Background Nativeamericanheritagemonth.gov: What started at the turn of the century as an effort to gain a day of recognition for the significant contributions the first Americans made to the establishment and growth of the U.S., has …

2019 – International Year of Indigenous Languages

Photo: Tienda Ayöök, Clay Rabbits 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 as we edit …

Aboriginal and Indigenous Australia

Photo: Tribal Warrior Human occupation of Australia started about 65,000 years ago with successive waves of immigration from south and southeast Asia. Archaeologists continue to revise the date of early settlements. Today Aboriginal Australians conserve the oldest culture in the world. The word ‘Aboriginal’ has appeared in the English language since the 17th century and means ‘first or earliest …

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 …

Indigenous Peoples Day 2019

Photo: Acoma Planeta.com celebrates and commemorates the second Monday in October as Indigenous Peoples Day. Hashtag #IndigenousPeoplesDay Embedded Tweets https://t.co/GPqeKwRrcT #BearsEarsHeals #IndigenousFoodHeals pic.twitter.com/9bJvhYAYtD — Utah Diné Bikéyah (@UtahDineBikeyah) October 1, 2019 Today, I declared October 14th as Indigenous Peoples' Day. Wisconsin is home to 11 recognized nations and tribal communities, and this day will serve …

Ayöök Vocabulary from Santa María Ocotepec (Maaxïnkojm), Oaxaca, México

Photo: Ceramic Cup Here are key Ayöök (Mixe) words and phrases used in Santa María Ocotepec (>Maaxïnkojm) 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 …

Indigenous

Buzzwords Indigenous peoples are ethnic groups native to a land or region, especially before the arrival and intrusion of a foreign and possibly dominating culture. They are a group of people whose members share a cultural identity that has been shaped by their geographical region. Each group of Indigenous people are unique, some following similar …

Adnyamathanha

Indigenous Peoples Adnyamathanha Headlines Histories written in the land: a journey through Adnyamathanha Yarta – The Conversation – @ConversationEDU @JKoolmatrie Video Elsewhere on the Web http://guides.slsa.sa.gov.au/Adnyamathanha guides.slsa.sa.gov.au: The Aboriginal people of the Northern Flinders Ranges at the time of European settlement were the Wailpi, Guyani, Jadliaura and Pilatapa. These four language groups are now collectively …

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 …