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 …

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 Indigenous …

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 …

Indigenous Languages

Photo: Caldo de Piedra • Oaxaca, México Indigenous Languages are awesome. Mark your calendar. 2019 is the International Year of Indigenous Languages. 2019 – International Year of Indigenous Languages We are updating some popular features on Planeta.com: Languages Ayöök Vocabulary from Santa María Ocotepec (Maaxïnkojm), Oaxaca, México Mixteco de San Pedro Tidaá Māori Language Sámi …

Indigenous Tourism

Poster Indigenous Tourism = Questions What resources are available to traditional and Indigenous peoples keen on offering travel and tourism services? How can visitors determine the degree the traditional or Indigenous people design and benefit from tourism? Facebook Indigenous Tourism Embedded Tweets TIME Unlimited Tours is one of the most iconic tourism businesses in New …

Indigenous Links

Photo: Ma’atsy 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_ @LenguasWeb list Twitter/Museums @lostcitymuseum @Te_Papa @pequotmuseum @HeardMuseum @SmithsonianNMAI Media Faves (Trying …

Sierra Juárez

Photo: Bosque de Ixtán Oaxaca’s Sierra Juárez is home of Guelatao San Antonio Cuajimoloyas, Ixtlán de Juárez, Santa Catarina Ixtepeji, Santa María Yavesia, and Santa Catarina Lachatao What connects these communities are the forests and Indigenous histories. All well and good, so our questions lean toward the practicalities of visiting in a responsible, conscious, sustainable, eco-friendly way. …

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 …

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. Questions Are there celebrations / events / talks in connection with the International Year of Indigenous Languages? What are the …