Australia’s Aboriginal Flag

Photo: Tribal Warrior Aboriginal FlagNAIDOC: The Australian Aboriginal Flag was designed by artist Harold Thomas and first flown at Victoria Square in Adelaide, South Australia, on National Aborigines Day, 12 July 1971. It became the official flag for the Aboriginal Tent Embassy in Canberra after it was first flown there in 1972. Since then, it …

Taungurung

Indigenous Peoples Taungurung Wikipedia: The Taungurong people, also known as the Daung Wurrung, were thirteen clans who spoke the Daungwurrung language and were part of the Kulin alliance of indigenous Australians. They lived to the north of, and were closely associated with, the Woiwurrung speaking Wurundjeri people. Their territory was to the north of the …

Indigenous Languages

Photo: Caldo de Piedra • Oaxaca, México Indigenous Languages are awesome. Mark your calendar. 2022-2032 is the International Decade of Indigenous Languages. We are updating some popular features on Planeta.com: Languages Events Features Recommended ListeningPass it on: preserving Indigenous languages – Awaye – A panel discusses the purpose of language revival – is it fluency, …

Olmec

Indigenous Peoples Wikipedia: The Olmecs were the earliest known major civilization in Mexico following a progressive development in Soconusco. They lived in the tropical lowlands of south-central Mexico, in the present-day states of Veracruz and Tabasco. The Olmec civilization took root on the shores of the Gulf of Mexico. Scholars points out that the Olmec …

Indigenous Links

Photo: Ma’atsy Links related to Indigenous peoples and cultures, presented in somewhat random fashion: Indigenous with a capital I Media Faves (Trying to create a Top 10) ABC – Awaye Radio New Zealand – Te Ahi Kaa – Facebook Native Encyclopedia – App – @nativepedia – Facebook Tangatawhenua.com – App – @DigitalMaori SBS – First …

Indigenous Peoples Day

Photo: Caldo de Piedra We celebrate the second Monday in October as Indigenous Peoples Day. Hashtag #IndigenousPeoplesDay In the past two plus decades, this celebration has become a counter narrative to Columbus Day. USA Today reports that more cities are recognizing Native Americans on Columbus Day. The roots of rethinking the holiday go back several …

Māori Language

Graphic New Zealand (Aotearoa) – Planeta.com spotlights the annual Māori Language Week. We are updating this page with key links, headlines and links to social web channels including Facebook and Twitter. Vocabulary is featured here. Key LinksMāori Language CommissionTe Taura Whiri I te Reo Māori FacebookTe Wiki o te Reo Māori Planeta.comhttps://www.planeta.com/maori-language-week-2019 HeadlinesNZ’s unique te …

Aboriginal and Indigenous Australia

Photo: Tribal Warrior Human occupation of Australia started about 65,000 years ago with successive waves of immigration from south and southeast Asia. Archaeologists continue to revise the date of early settlements. Today Aboriginal Australians conserve the oldest culture in the world. The word ‘Aboriginal’ has appeared in the English language since the 17th century and means ‘first or earliest …

Budj Bim National Park and Cultural Landscape World Heritage Site

Photo: Mertie 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 has formally accepted for assessment the nomination for the Budj Bim Cultural Landscape as …