Indigenous Astronomy

Photo: NASA Goddard, Fireworks (Some rights reserved) Indigenous Astronomy = HeadlinesNational Parks Are Embracing Indigenous AstronomyMaramataka: Māori lunar calendar to be taught at Nasa Recommended ListeningSky Country: Knowledge from the world’s first astronomers Elsewhereingeniumcanada.org Native SkywatchersNative Skywatchers – nativeskywatchers.com – is located on the traditional and treaty land of the Dakota people, who along with …

Sámi Links

Sámi flag Links related to the Sámi presented in somewhat random fashion: Headlines‘Green colonialism’ and government threats provoke Sámi artists – FT Sami people persuade Norway pension fund to divest from Dakota AccessNo Room for Sweden’s ReindeerFjord Fiesta: Norway’s Best and Most Scenic Summer FestivalsSweden’s indigenous Sami people win rights battle against stateHeated debate over …

International Decade of Indigenous Languages

Poster (Some rights reserved) Let’s preserve, revitalize, and promote Indigenous languages. The United Nations has declared an International Decade of Indigenous Languages (Decenio Internacional de las Lenguas Indígenas), 2022-2032. Hashtag: #idil20222032 Everyone can play a role in protecting and valuing Indigenous languages. The decade-long spotlight begins in 2022! Local and global action plans are being …

Kia Ora

Lingo Cards (Some rights reserved) Kia Ora = Hello (greeting in New Zealand (Aotearoa))Also translates as “cheers,” “good luck,” and “best wishes” HeadlinesAir New Zealand drops Kia Ora trademark bidAir New Zealand threatened with Māori boycott – News Channel 21Kia Ora: Air New Zealand faces boycott over trademark bid – BBC The New Zealand Maori …

Nyungar = Noongar

Indigenous Peoples Wikipedia: The Noongar (also spelt Noongah, Nyungar, Nyoongar, Nyoongah, Nyungah, Nyugah, Yunga) are Aboriginal Australian peoples who live in the south-west corner of Western Australia, from Geraldton on the west coast to Esperance on the south coast. Recommended Listening Word for Word #23 Noongar: The pulse of language – In Indigenous cultures, traditional …

Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair

Poster Darwin, Northern Territory – The Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair – daaf.com.au – provides opportunities to purchase artwork directly from 60+ Indigenous owned community art centres, whilst being immersed in an exciting program of traditional dance, workshops, film, fashion and music. The fair is held on Larrakia Country at the Darwin Convention Centre. 2022 dates: …

Kumoontun

Photo: Marco introduces Kumoontun (Used with permission) Oaxaca, Mexico – Kumoontun is the Ayöök (Mixe) word for tequio or collective work. This initiative promotes research, awareness, and reflection on what happens in Ayöök community life. One of our Twitter Faves and a spotlight feature for the International Decade of Indigenous Languages. Key [email protected] Avances Pixk …

Budj Bim National Park and Cultural Landscape World Heritage Site

Photo: Mertie (Some rights reserved) Budj Bim or Mount Eccles is an extinct volcano near Macarthur in southwestern Victoria, Australia. Budj Bim is also the Gunditjmara name, meaning High Head. The roughly conical shaped peak rises 178 meters (584 feet). The World Heritage Centre accepted the nomination for the Budj Bim Cultural Landscape as Australia’s …

Australia Aboriginal Links

Australia Aboriginal Flag What would Aboriginal and Indigenous Australia like others know about their cultures and concerns? Presenting relevant links in a somewhat random fashion: National Indigenous TelevisionIndigenous free to air television to be launched at UluruThe National Indigenous Television channel will begin broadcasting from midday today. It’s the first national dedicated Aboriginal television service …

Matariki

Poster (Some rights reserved) Matariki is a distinctly Aotearoa New Zealand celebration. Matariki is the Māori name for the stars also known as the Pleiades star cluster in the constellation Taurus. Celebrations begin on the day of the first new moon following the rising of the star cluster. In 2022 the Matariki star cluster will …