International Day of the World’s Indigenous People

Poster August 9 is the International Day of the World’s Indigenous People / Día Internacional de los Pueblos Indígenas / Journée Internationale des Peuples Autochtonesa. The United Nations’ International Day of the World’s Indigenous People is observed on August 9 each year to promote and protect the rights of the world’s Indigenous population. This event recognizes the achievements and contributions made …

Teotitlán del Valle

Photo: At the church (2007) 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 or Ladih in the local language). Natural WorldIn the Náhuatl language of the Aztecs, …

Māori Language Week = Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori 2020

Poster New Zealand (Aotearoa) – Announcing the dates for 2020’s Māori Language Week (September 14-20 or 14-20 Mahuru). Hashtags: #TeWikioteReoMāori, #MāoriLanguageWeek Māori Language Week = Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori is one of Planeta.com’s fave celebrations in the world, one that stands out as a practical model of inclusive experiences and smart communication bringing …

Guelaguetza

Poster Guelaguetza is one of the world’s most important festivals and takes place every year in Oaxaca, Mexico. Due to Covid19, the July 2020 event has been postponed until December (green light permitting). Headlines Gobierno de Oaxaca suspende la Guelaguetza 2020 por pandemia de Covid-19 Guelaguetza 2020 Introducing the Guelaguetza Some of the most colorful …

Chaco Culture National Historical Park

Photo: Chaco Canyon National Historical Park, Aerial View Located in northwestern New Mexico, Chaco Culture National Historical Park became part of the US national park system (as a national monument) in 1907 and was designated a World Heritage Site in 1987. Key Links nps.gov/chcu/index.htm Facebook @chacoculturenhp Google Maps goo.gl/maps/KnSwQWKMYFr7Radx6 The Chaco Culture National Historic Park …

Australia Aboriginal Links

Australia Aboriginal Flag Links related to Aboriginal and Indigenous Australia presented in somewhat random fashion: Recent Features Voice. Treaty. Truth. NAIDOC Week 2019 Constitutional Recognition Native Title Australia Aboriginal Music Welcome to Country Travel Guide (2018) Aboriginal Flag NAIDOC: The Australian Aboriginal Flag was designed by artist Harold Thomas and first flown at Victoria Square …

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. Please do not ask ‘who were the Maya’ as they are very much alive today. The breakthrough we would like is one in which we learn more from the Maya …

Navajo Treaty (Naaltsoos Sání)

Museum Poster 2020 is the 152nd anniversary of the Navajo Treaty (Naaltsoos Sání), signed June 1, 1868 between the Navajo Tribe and the United States of America. Embedded Tweets Honoring Navajo Nation Treaty Day #NavajoNation #Resilience #Strength https://t.co/7aUys6pciC — Elaine Jim (@agsmithjim) June 1, 2020 2018 Sesquicentennial WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. — The Navajo Nation has …

Grand Canyon National Park

Photo: NASA, EarthKam Grand Canyon National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, encompasses 1,218,375 acres and lies on the Colorado Plateau in the state of Arizona. It was one of the first national parks created in the United States. The canyon is 277 miles (446 kilometers) long, ranges in width from 0.25 to 15 miles (0.4 …

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. As a language, Zapotec is a group of languages spoken principally in Oaxaca, and also parts of Veracruz …