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Indigenous Navigator Tools Database

The Indigenous Navigator offers a systematic analysis of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP), and a comprehensive approach to understanding its provisions, as well as monitoring their implementation through a series of straightforward questions. The Indigenous Navigator uncovers the crucial links between the United...

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COVID-19 Information by Language

By Endangered Languages Project – The information provided here is largely from governments, NGOs, and public health organizations. If you have public health information in additional languages or if you see misinformation in any of these links, please contact anna@endangeredlanguages.com

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Fighting the Coronavirus In Local Languages

By Yu Lha - I am writing this from my village in the mountainous Tibetan regions of western Sichuan Province, in China. We have been on lockdown for almost a month, and the fresh vegetables we bought for our New Year celebrations have almost run out (though we have plenty of potatoes and other food in storage).

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Deaf Communicating With Medical Personnel During Coronavirus

By National Association of the Deaf – During the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, more and more deaf, hard of hearing, and DeafBlind people are concerned about communicating with doctors, nurses, and others at the hospital. Many hospitals and medical facilities are changing their policies to create a safer environment which may impact your...

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Indigenous language preservation costly but essential, say...

By Stuart Neatby / Two researchers who have spent their professional careers revitalizing First Nations' languages say that recent comments by Prince George-Mackenzie MLA Mike Morris reflect a misunderstanding of the importance of preserving these languages. Following the release of the first full budget by the BC NDP government, Morris took issue...

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Coronavirus Meets Linguistic Diversity

By Li Ja – Before celebrating China’s Spring Festival, my husband and I were talking about new sources of local economic growth thanks to President Xi Jinping’s visit to Tengchong right after his first overseas trip to Myanmar in 2020. Tengchong, where I conducted fieldwork for my PhD about the language learning experiences of Burmese...

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Discover the Indigenous Tarahumara of Northwestern Mexico in...

By Nick and Sarah / Mulaka is a 3D action-adventure game spotlighting the wondrous Tarahumara, an indigenous tribe native to northwestern Mexico and renowned for their remarkable endurance. The Tarahumara are particularly well-known for their long-distance running capabilities: in a single session, they can run hundreds of miles across rough and...

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‘A tangible example of reconciliation’: guardian of...

By CBC News / Of the many funding initiatives outlined in the B.C. NDP budget speech, spending for Indigenous communities is the one that most excites Dustin Rivers, also known by his Skwomesh name, Khelsilem. Khelsilem is a councillor with the Squamish First Nation and a lecturer in Indigenous Languages at Simon Fraser University in Burnaby. He...

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The world may have forgotten the Cherokee language, but UNC...

BY Cy Neff - The Daily Tar Heel / How do you bring back a language that just a few generations ago, the federal government sent people to re-education schools to forget? A language that was washed out of students’ mouths with soap, nearly erased from the language’s natural community, and then left to be forgotten?

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