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 NavajoWeb …

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 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. …

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 …

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 Suggestions are welcome as continue to edit and update this page. Key Links iyil2019.org https://en.iyil2019.org/media/#become https://en.iyil2019.org/registration https://es.iyil2019.org/registro/ https://www.un.org/development/desa/indigenouspeoples/meetings-and-workshops/8109-2.html https://www.iyil.org Questions for the organizers What are the hashtags for the 2019 International Year? Questions …

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 …