Cherokee

Indigenous Peoples The Cherokee are a Native American people, originally from the Southeastern United States (principally Georgia, Tennessee, North Carolina, and South Carolina). Currently there are three federally recognized Cherokee tribes: the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians in North Carolina, the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma, and the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians, also in …

Exploring the Maya World

Indigenous peoples There are an estimated 7 million Indigenous Maya living in southern Mexico and northern Central America at the start of the 21st century. Please do not ask ‘who were the Maya’ as they are very much alive today. The breakthrough we would like is one in which we learn more from the Maya …

Medicine Wheel

Buzzwords Medicine Wheel = Between 70 and 150 medicine wheels have been identified in South Dakota, Wyoming, Montana, Alberta, and Saskatchewan. Wikipedia: In some Native American cultures, the medicine wheel is a metaphor for a variety of spiritual concepts. A medicine wheel may also be a stone monument that illustrates this metaphor. Historically, the monuments …

Quechua

Indigenous Peoples Quechua is the name of a people of the central Andes of South America and their languages. Recommended Listening Quechua – Imagine that while growing up, your parents spoke to each other in a language you didn’t understand, using another language for you and your siblings. Gabina Funegra was exposed, in this way, …

Mexico’s National Indigenous Language Fair (Feria de las lenguas indígenas nacionales) 2019

Poster Mexico City – As part of the global celebration of August 9, International Day of Indigenous Peoples, the National Institute of Indigenous Languages ​​(INALI), organizes the National Indigenous Languages ​​Fair (Feria de las lenguas indígenas nacionales). 2019 dates: August 9-11. Hashtag: #FLIN19 With the motto “not one language less,” this event aims to make …

Gallup Inter-Tribal Indian Ceremonial (2019)

Poster, 98th Iteration Gallup, New Mexico – Created in 1921, the Gallup Inter-Tribal Indian Ceremonial is the longest-running, Native American Art Show in the country. The event features parades, dances, demonstrations, native foods, rodeos, pow-wow, song and dance, pageants, and folk art. 2020 dates: July 31 – August 9 Gallup (Navajo: Naʼnízhoozhí) is the most …

International Day of the World’s Indigenous People 2019

Poster: Indigenous Day The United Nations’ International Day of the World’s Indigenous People is observed each year on August 9 to promote and protect the rights of the world’s Indigenous population. This event recognizes the achievements and contributions made by Indigenous Peoples. The commemoration takes place on in recognition of the first meeting of the …

International Day of the World’s Indigenous People

Poster August 9 is the International Day of the World’s Indigenous People / Día Internacional de los Pueblos Indígenas / Journée Internationale des Peuples Autochtonesa. The United Nations’ International Day of the World’s Indigenous People is observed on August 9 each year to promote and protect the rights of the world’s Indigenous population. This event recognizes the achievements and contributions made …

Australia Aboriginal Links

Australia Aboriginal Flag Links related to Aboriginal and Indigenous Australia presented in somewhat random fashion: New Features Voice. Treaty. Truth. NAIDOC Week 2019 Constitutional Recognition Native Title Australia Aboriginal Music Welcome to Country Travel Guide (2018) Aboriginal Flag NAIDOC: The Australian Aboriginal Flag was designed by artist Harold Thomas and first flown at Victoria Square …

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 …