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Stories about Indigenous

16 January 2019

Introducing DigiGlot, a newsletter about languages and tech

Rising Voices

This is the first publication of DigiGlot,a biweekly collaborative newsletter examining how indigenous, minority, and endangered language communities are adopting and adapting technology for their own needs.

15 January 2019

A year-long rotating Twitter campaign will share the voices of 50 indigenous language digital activists

Rising Voices

Join Rising Voices as we celebrate linguistic diversity during the International Year of Indigenous Languages, with a Twitter campaign amplifying the experiences of indigenous language digital activists in Latin America

9 January 2019

Revitalizing the Inuktitut language on social media, one word at a time

Rising Voices

"Learning, speaking-in and thinking-in Inuktitut helps young Inuit feel more connected to our community and traditional values."

4 January 2019

How preserving folktales and legends help raise environment awareness in the Mekong

Rising Voices

"By means of stories, the communities search for ways to accommodate and/or resist changes that are taking place in the Mekong river basin."

31 December 2018

Native artist from the Ramapough Lenape Nation exposes erased histories

Rising Voices

Ótaes' artwork “centers around discussing injustices the Indigenous community faces and exposing erased or manipulated history in the Midwest and Appalachian region."

18 December 2018

Oaxacan women learn essential photo skills to reframe their lives

Over a weekend in November 2018, 25 young girls from Oaxaca learned about photography techniques from instructors of the Museum of Photographic Arts.

10 December 2018

For the first time, a digital security app is available in Aymara thanks to Bolivian language activists

Rising Voices

"For us, language is our identity. If we lose our language, we lose our traditions, our culture, our stories, our ancestral knowledge -- we lose everything."

17 November 2018

Cultural activist from Guyana's Wapishana tribe tries to revive a near-extinct language

"If we weaken indigenous culture, we weaken an integral part of Guyanese culture."

5 October 2018

Mexicans celebrate indigenous cuisine with an online healthy food challenge

Mexicans eat more processed food than most Latin American countries despite the country's nutritious indigenous dishes.

25 September 2018

A new indie film festival features the struggles and triumphs of indigenous Papua, Indonesia

Rising Voices

The film festival "highlights the issues of the indigenous people of Papua through documentary films as well as to build public awareness of the important issues impacting them.”

14 September 2018

Indigenous telecommunications network in Mexico to provide telephone and internet services via satellite

Rising Voices

The first indigenous telecommunications network to provide mobile and Internet services in Mexico's rural communities will expand its services via satélite technology, enabling it to reach the most remote areas.

16 July 2018

Are these the last Dropka yak herders in Sikkim?

A community in the northern Indian state of Sikkim experiences challenges which threaten the existence of its traditional occupation of yak herding.

6 June 2018

Amid setbacks by the Temer administration, thousands of indigenous peoples march into Brazil's capital

Representatives of the agribusiness sector have gained even greater capillarity since president Temer controversially took office in 2016.

4 June 2018

Anishinaabe artist creates Turtle Island emoji to celebrate National Indigenous History Month in Canada

Rising Voices

"Every nation, every language group, every clan, every individual indigenous person has a distinct story..."

31 May 2018

Kazakhstan commemorates Stalin’s Terror

Government critics argue that Kazakhstan has never had a frank debate about the legacy or lessons of its totalitarian past.

1 May 2018

In Mexico, an indigenous community telco will continue to operate — for now

AdvoxRising Voices

"For us, the fact that we had to pay a million pesos meant that we would stop operating."

28 April 2018

Women's Voices in Mexico: “Having your voice heard is a revolutionary act”

Rising Voices

"We are looking at how gender affects the way that our stories are told, constructing narratives and using technology to make the transformative role we play more visible."

18 March 2018

When Indigenous Girls are Raped and Assaulted in Bangladesh, a Queen Rises Up in Solidarity

From 2013 to 2017, violence was committed against 364 indigenous women and girls. In January 2018, 10 women and girls were raped and three of them were killed after rape.

11 March 2018

Finland's Reindeer-Herding Sámi Women Fight Climate Change

“We are born to be reindeer herders; it's part of our identity...It's hard to think about your life without it.”

10 March 2018

A Trailblazing Filmmaker Wants to Make Sure Native Stories Have Their Place in the US Narrative

"Our thing is 'Natives in charge of their narrative.' That's going to be our narrative for quite some time, moving forward, until something changes in this industry."

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