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27 April 2016

Indigenous Echoes, Broadcasting the Voices of Mexican Diversity on the Web

A Mexican initiative brings the indigenous radio to the Internet and to the world.

20 April 2016

In Australia, Learning the Gumbaynggir Language Three Minutes at a Time

Tune in to an Australian radio show to learn phrases in Gumbaynggirr language. If you happen to miss that episode, head over to their blog to read what you missed.

1 April 2016

Two-Day Workshop Strengthens Ties Between Indigenous Language Digital Activists in Peru

Peruvian digital activists working to promote their native languages online found common ground at a workshop held in the historical city of Cusco, Peru.

1 February 2016

An Interactive Digital Archive Helps Preserve Traditional Australian Aboriginal Literature

The archive features versions of old-time children’s stories, pre- and post-contact histories, books about the environment and hunting, ghost stories, creation stories, and cautionary tales from Australia's Northern Territory.

28 January 2016

Rising Voices Welcomes Five New Indigenous Language Digital Activism Grantees

Rising Voices congratulates the five winners from Argentina, El Salvador, Mexico, Nicaragua that will receive microgrants and mentoring for their indigenous language digital activism projects.

15 January 2016

Angkety Map Highlights Digital Resources for Australia's Indigenous Language Revitalization

Angkety map is a new report highlighting digital resources available to Australia's indigenous communities interested in using technology for language preservation and revitalization.

17 December 2015

Mapping for Niger, as Told by One of the Project's Volunteers

The project faces limited logistical, financial, and human resources as well as a general ignorance of Open Data, making each activity realized a feat of volunteer passion and activism.

19 November 2015

Revitalizing the Yekuana Language With an Academic Perspective

A Yekuana indigenous student prepares his senior thesis about the relation between orality, information, and communication technologies.

11 November 2015

Iran’s Minorities Use the Internet to Overcome Tensions

Iran’s ethnic minority communities are increasingly taking to the net to mobilise against racism and oppression

28 September 2015

Text-to-Speech Software Teaches How to Pronounce Words in Quechua on Social Media

Hinantin is a project aiming to develop Quechua-related software that spreads the indigenous language online through various social networks.

10 September 2015

An Animated History of How the Cherokee Have Adapted Their Language for Technology

This is the video story of how the Cherokee language has adapted and evolved over time to be used with the newest communication technologies introduced to society.

29 August 2015

Google's Optical Character Recognition Software Now Works with All South Asian Languages

Google's OCR software supports more than 248 world languages, including all the major South Asian languages, bringing together hope for the large-scale digitization of old texts.

9 August 2015

Making the Culture and Language of Peru's Nomatsigenga People Accessible and Enduring

The Cultural Archive of the Nomatsigenga Language and Culture promises to be a blueprint for indigenous knowledge preservation in South America.

6 August 2015

Meet the Humans of Kibera, Africa's Largest Slum

The story, in pictures, of the lives and challenges of residents of Africa's largest urban slum.

31 July 2015

This Is What Happens When You Give Power to the ‘Chicas’

Chicas Poderosas is a movement that trains women in journalism to help bring more diversity to newsrooms in Latin America.

27 July 2015

Learn 40 Aboriginal Hand Signs Used to Communicate Across Western Australia’s Desert

A participatory video project in Western Australia's Great Sandy Desert is teaching about hand signs used by Aboriginal women elders while teaching the Kukatja language.

23 July 2015

Shipibo Stories Pass to the Next Generation—With a Little Help From Digital Media

In the Peruvian Amazon, the Chariboan Joi citizen journalism project has been training young Shipibo to digitally capture traditional stories from their elders to preserve their language and culture.

22 July 2015

Singing Lullabies to Preserve the Butchulla Language

The Butchulla language, spoken by the people native to Fraser Island in Australia, faced extinction in the 20th century. It is now being revitalized thanks to the Butchulla Language Program.

8 July 2015

The Aymara Indigenous University, a Path Towards Helping Native Communities in Bolivia

A citizen journalism project provides students from the Aymara Indigenous University of Bolivia "Túpac Katari" the opportunity to write about their experiences in this unique university.

3 July 2015

A Workshop Gathers Digital Activists Revitalizing Indigenous Languages in Colombia

Indigenous youth from across Colombia gathered in Bogotá to share experiences and join the network of indigenous language digital activists.

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