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 …

Pow Wow

Buzzwords Pow Wow = Event where Indigenous and non-Indigenous people meet to dance, sing, socialize and honor Indigenous culture Native American Encyclopedia: The term powwow is the white man’s version of the word “pau-wau” which originally stood for a healing ceremony conducted by the spiritual or religious leaders of various tribes. When the white man …

National Institute of Indigenous Peoples

Logo Elsewhere on the Web Mexico’s National Institute of Indigenous Peoples (Spanish: Instituto Nacional de los Pueblos Indígenas, INPI) – gob.mx/inpi – is a decentralized agency of the Mexican Federal Public Administration. It was established on December 4, 2018, though the earliest Mexican government agency for indigenous matters was created in 1948. It is headquartered …

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

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 …

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 / …