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Eduardo Avila

Joined Global Voices in 2005 as a volunteer author writing about Bolivia. From 2007-2010, I was the Latin America and Spanish Language Editors at Global Voices, and now currently lead the Rising Voices initiative. Follow me on Twitter (@barrioflores)

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Latest posts by Eduardo Avila

20 September 2016

Emojis Created for and by Indigenous Peoples in Latin America

Rising Voices

Indigenous language digital activists are making culturally diverse emojis available for use in electronic communication as a way to promote their native culture and language.

18 September 2016

Nursery Rhymes Like the Incy Wincy Spider, Animated and Translated Into the Yoruba Language

Rising Voices

A Nigerian mother living in the diaspora is creating online videos of Yoruba-language nursery rhymes for all children to maintain their Yoruba roots.

9 August 2016

Learn About Australian Rules Football, Animal Names and More in the Kaurna Language

Rising Voices

How do you say koala in Australia's Kaurna language? Karuna Warra Pintyanthi's video project teaches viewers that and much more.

21 July 2016

One Children's Song, Translated Into Australia's Many Local Languages

Rising Voices

Australia's children are being invited to translate a song into Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages for an internet video competition promoting linguistic diversity.

7 June 2016

Come Along on a Canoe Ride Through the Amazon With Young Sarayaku Footballers

Rising Voices

Every week, Sarayaku youth must travel six hours along the Bobonanza River in Ecuadorian Amazon for a football match. Sarayaku fillmaker Eriberto Gualinga takes you along for the ride.

1 April 2016

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

Rising Voices

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

30 March 2016

Still No Justice 10 Years After Bolivian Migrants Die in a Sweatshop Fire in Argentina

"Keeping the memory of the tragedy is a tool to fight for the future. We do not forget."

15 January 2016

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

Rising Voices

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

10 September 2015

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

Rising Voices

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.

27 July 2015

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

Rising Voices

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

Rising Voices

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

Rising Voices

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.

3 July 2015

A Workshop Gathers Digital Activists Revitalizing Indigenous Languages in Colombia

Rising Voices

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

5 June 2015

Water Is Life for Ecuador's Sarayaku People

Rising Voices

Digital video direct from the Sarayaku territory in the Ecuadorian Amazon is helping to showcase the ongoing commitment to protect their lands from oil, gas, and mineral extraction.

2 June 2015

Readers Can Now Enjoy Little Red Riding Hood and Other Fairy Tales in the Cree Language

Rising Voices

Through the efforts of a blogger, popular fairy tales and fables are now available in the Cree language in an attempt to encourage greater literacy in this native language.

3 April 2015

Australian Kids Are Learning the Warumungu Language With a Radio Cockatoo’s Help

Rising Voices

A white cockatoo named Pinangkarl is a central character in radio program and audio podcast "Pinarra Aku" teaching Australian children about the Warumungu Aboriginal language.

1 April 2015

Students Connect With Their Community Roots at Bolivia’s Aymara Indigenous University

Rising Voices

A new citizen journalism project is bringing the voices of Aymara students from the Túpac Katari Indigenous University in Bolivia to the web.

27 March 2015

Bringing the Muisca Language Back from Extinction, One Word at a Time

Rising Voices

Even though the indigenous language Muisca is extinct, a group of Colombians are using wikis, mobile apps, and social media to breathe new life into the language.

21 March 2015

Cambodia’s Women Bloggers (Cloghers) Document Challenges of Rural Life

Rising Voices

As part of the Rising Voices project, Cloghers (female bloggers) from Cambodia, share stories of garment workers, students in rural schools and a river clean up initiative in Phnom Penh.

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