Stories about Indigenous from May, 2015
‘Go to Sleep, My Child’ With Lullabies from Around the World
Lullabies are universal in that it helps babies connect to language while providing soothing sounds for sleep. Explore lullabies from around the world.
Violence Once Again Shakes Mexico With Disappearance of At Least 30 People
"Tlatlaya, Ayotzinapa, and now Chilapa… does anyone still doubt that President Peña has lost control of the country?"
Peru Sets Up First Bilingual Spanish-Awajun Civil Registrar
May 21 marks the National Day of Cultural and Linguistic Diverisity, and to commemorate the occasion, the Peruvian National Registrar of Identification and Civil Status (Reniec) launched the Awajun-Spanish bilingual civil registrar: Las actas generadas de esta manera tendrán el mismo valor oficial que las actas tradicionales en castellano, y...
Despite Protests, Malaysia Still Plans to Build a Mega Dam That Could Displace 20,000 Indigenous People
"It is built for the benefit of others rather than those who live in Baram and for the long term good of the Baram."
Join the Gathering to Connect Indigenous Language Digital Activists in Colombia
Together with local partners, Rising Voices is pleased to announce the open call for participation for an Indigenous Language Digital Activism Gathering set for June 18-19 in Bogota, Colombia.
Award-Winning Photos Capture the Indigenous Tao People on Taiwan’s Orchid Island
An increase in tourists has the Tao people worried about new challenges to their fishing way of life.
How a Traditional African Game Spread Throughout the World
An ancient strategy game enjoyed from the villages of the Sahel to the Mozambique Channel's fishing communities shows how intermingled Africa's cultures are.
A Tribute to Espíritu Bautista, Defender of the Yanesha Language and Culture
Anna Luisa Daigneault worked with the late Espíritu Bautista preserving Yanesha language and culture. She writes a tribute to her friend sharing his words from the Yanesha Oral History Archives.
The Cherán Indigenous Community in Mexico Finds Its Voice in Homegrown Media
A closer look at the community media outlets in Cherán, which declared political self-governance and self-defense in 2011.
Whooping Cough Epidemic Looms Over Nanti Children in Peru
The Nantis is one of the semi-nomadic communities that live in Peru. A part of them live in the townships in the upper Camisea river and the central area of the Timpía river. There are isolated families that live scattered in the upper Timpía river and the northern area of the...
The Wayúu Indigenous Community in Colombia and Venezuela Is Dying of Thirst
The main river running through the community's region was dammed with its water privatized for the world's largest coal mine and commercial agriculture.