Live Living Language Hangout Monday, November 5

Announcement: Planeta.com hosts a live conversation Monday, November 5 with Brook Danielle Lillehaugen, Moisés García Guzmán, and others about living languages and in particular Zapotec in San Jerónimo Tlacochahuaya, Oaxaca, Mexico. Our conversation will mostly be in English, but there will be some clarifications and explorations in Spanish and Zapotec. We start at 2pm Oaxaca-time …

Zapotec

Indigenous Peoples: Zapotec Zapotecs are an Indigenous group in Oaxaca with an incredible breadth and depth of culture. There are about 100 variations of the language. This page feature working notes on Zapotec culture, including language, traditional dance and food. Spotlight https://planeta.com/dizsha-nabani Headlines http://bulletin.swarthmore.edu/spring-2017-issue-iii-volume-cxiv/zapotec-talking-dictionary TuxTyping dedizh diiste / TuxTyping en Zapoteco http://www.pri.org/stories/politics-society/los-angeles-immigrant-community-pushes-to-keep-zapotec-language-alive-14648.html http://linguistics.oxfordre.com/view/10.1093/acrefore/9780199384655.001.0001/acrefore-9780199384655-e-73 Elsewhere on the Web Ticha …

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 in the local language). New = Nuevo Teotitlán Del Valle’s New Centro Cultural Comunitario Natural World In …

Oaxaca

Photo: La Primavera There are changes afoot in ‘Tierra del Sol,’ this southern Mexican state blessed with mountains, verdant valleys and a beautiful coast on the Pacific Ocean. Tip: Oaxaca is pronounced ‘wa-HA-ka’ Buzzword Bingo (Words you should know and that are fun to know) Acompañamiento – Agua (Water) – Aguamiel – Apaztle – Árbol …

Villa de Etla

Screenshot: CORTV, Aurelio Reyes Ramírez Villa de Etla was founded by the Zapotecs and its name means “where beans abound”, this community is an important piece in the history of Oaxaca and that is why it has great architectural pieces such as the Dominican Convent of the sixteenth century. La Villa de Etla fue fundada …

February 21 is 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 celebrated linguistic and cultural diversity and multilingualism. Events, workshops and even tweets on this date promote awareness. Hashtags: #imld18, #dilm18, #LenguaMaterna UNESCO: “Languages are the most powerful instruments of preserving …

Encouraging Engagement

One of the greatest challenges for those working in conservation and tourism, economic development and job creation is how to develop engagement with the public — critical if we wish to encourage sustainable practices. Engagement (aka ‘meaningful interaction’) needs to be central to our work, not an add-on. We need an engagement strategy as much as any …

Registration is open for Indigenous Peoples Week #ipw6

Partners in this endeavour are Nutti Sámi Siida, TIME Unlimited , Madidi Jungle Ecolodge and The Travel Word. Hashtag: #ipw6 Participation is free. Donations are welcome. Registration is open https://indiweek2016.eventbrite.com The objective is two-fold: to raise awareness of Indigenous tourism options around the world and to improve digital literacy skills among the Indigenous tourism providers themselves. …