Indigenous cultures, languages, and peoples in Canada

Poster (Some rights reserved) Spotlight on Indigenous and First Nations peoples of Canada Celebrations and Commemorations June National Indigenous History Monthrcaanc-cirnac.gc.ca/eng/1621447127773/1621447157184 June 21 National Indigenous Peoples Day #NationalIndigenousPeoplesDay For more information on First Nations, Inuit and Métis-led virtual activities, please visit the official pages for National Indigenous Organizations: Assembly of First Nations Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami …

Diné (Navajo) Links

Photo: Navajo Tours USA What would the Diné like others to know about their culture, language, history, current politics, and future? Presenting relevant links in a somewhat random fashion: Headlines‘Dark Winds’ fails authenticity test – Navajo TimesWelcome to Máaz: NASA Names New Features on Mars in Navajo LanguageLiving Planet: Navajos uranium legacyFInding Nemo in NavajoNavajos …

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. The breakthrough we would like is one in which we learn more from the Maya themselves. We would like to see travel and tourism that benefit Indigenous communities and in …

El Chilam Balam

Logo Listen to Maya voices. El Chilam Balam – elchilambalam.com – is one of our fave accounts on Twitter and Soundcloud. Based in Mérida, Yucatán, El Chilam Balam covers the Maya World in Maya and Spanish. Listen to local and expert voices via the Soundcloud account and follow the Mayan language lessons and regional news …

Australia Aboriginal Music

Poster Spotlight on Australia’s Aboriginal and Indigenous musicians: Archie RoachArchie Roach, Aboriginal musician, songwriter and artist, dead at 66 after ‘a remarkable life’ archieroach.com.au – FacebookWikipedia Embedded Tweets Making us curious about Indigenous music from around the world and from Aboriginal Australia in particular. Recent thread from @IndigenousX (Claire Coleman @clairegcoleman): I’ve had an idea. …

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: #ILDecade 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 …

Māori Proverbs = Whakataukī

Lingo Cards (Some rights reserved) To better understand a different culture, it helps to savor the wisdom transmitted via proverbs. For this year’s Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori, we are creating artwork with translations of our insightful Māori proverbs (Whakataukī) into English and Spanish. Corrections and suggestions are welcome. Elsewhere on the WebProverbs – …

Tének

Indigenous Peoples The Tének people live in the Huasteca region of northeastern Mexico. Wikipedia: The Huastec (or Wasteko or Huasteco) language of Mexico is spoken by the Huastecos living in rural areas of San Luis Potosí and northern Veracruz. Though relatively isolated from them, it is related to the Mayan languages spoken further south and …

Pulque

Photo: Ron Mader, Pulque de Doña Marina (Some rights reserved) Pulque = alcoholic drink made by fermenting sap from agaves Translating PulqueAyöök: Kee’ts or keetsy pya’ajk HeadlinesIn Mexico, ecotourism helps traditional agriculture surviveCon pulque, estas mujeres buscan salvar su pueblo en Oaxaca Elsewhere on the [email protected]: Pulques, pulquerías, tinacales y todo de pulque Mexico CityMuseo …

Indigenous cultures, languages, and peoples in Ecuador

Photo: Ron Mader, Guayasamín (some rights reserved) Spotlight on Indigenous cultures of Ecuador HeadlinesTalks in Ecuador to end Indigenous protests – France 24 Wikipedia: Approximately 96.4% of Ecuador’s Indigenous peoples are Highland Quechuas living in the valleys of the Sierra region. Primarily consisting of the descendents of Incans, they are Kichwa speakers and include the …