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 …

Ayöök Vocabulary from Santa María Ocotepec (Maaxïnkojm), Oaxaca, México

Photo: Ron Mader, Ceramics (Some rights reserved) Here are key Ayöök (Mixe) words and phrases used in Santa María Ocotepec (Maaxïnkojm) and translated in Spanish and English. If you have not started to learn Ayöök, this is a great time to start as this we approach the International Decade of Indigenous Languages (2022-2032). Planeta.com is …

Ayöök = Mixe

Indigenous Peoples Ayöök culture is in the spotlight on Planeta.com on the 2022 International Mother Language Day and the start of the International Decade of Indigenous Languages. = La cultura ayöök está en el punto de mira de Planeta.com en el Día Internacional de la Lengua Materna 2022 y el inicio de la Década Internacional …

International Mother Language Day

Poster: International Mother Language Day = Dia Internacional de la Lengua Materna (Some rights reserved) February 21 is International Mother Language Day declared by UNESCO in 1999. Raising collective awareness of linguistic and cultural diversity and multilingualism are events, workshops, videos, and tweets. = El 21 de febrero es el Día Internacional de la Lengua …

Oaxaca

Photo: Veronica Lazo Mendoza, 2021 Feast Day, Santiago Juxtlahuaca 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’ Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/EwSotfXHoD5gptc57 Amazon.comMoon Travel Oaxaca Parks Cities and Towns Features Planeta.com

Encouraging Engagement (2016)

Photo: Ron Mader, Playground (Some rights reserved) 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 …