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9 June 2018
Oxford, Ohio, United States
The Myaamia Center, a language initiative led by the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma and Miami University, has led to the preservation of the Myaamia language and culture. The center, which has become a model for other univer...
1 May 2018
Los Angeles, California, United States
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In 1968 Mexican students organized one of the largest high school walkouts in U.S. history, demanding better education and equal treatment. There efforts proved successful and lead to administrative changes. “A year a...
2 April 2018
Sonoma, California, United States
In 1915, the Kashia Band of Pomo Indians who lived off of the coast of Northern California had their land stripped away as United States territories formed. A century later, the tribe has successfully regained their l...
23 March 2018
Clyde River, Nunavut, Canada
In a town called Clyde River, located in the Arctic Circle, the Ilisaqsivik Society is attempting to reverse the trauma inflicted on the Inuit people by climate change and cultural trends away from tradition. The Ilis...
13 January 2018
Seattle, Washington, United States
“It’s like my tongue is tap-dancing,” is how one student described learning Lushootseed, an indigenous language. Colleges and universities are allowing students to get a credit for learning an indigenous language. A f...
5 January 2018
It is exceptionally difficult for indigenous people in Canada and the United States to receive culturally competent care from non-Native providers. A series of efforts focused on maternal care and the role of midwives...
28 December 2017
For young women in Egypt, outlets for their frustrations can be extremely limited under a political climate that oppresses freedom of expression, and in a culture where sexual harassment is rampant and systemic. The C...
30 November 2017
Klamath, California, United States
A growing number of tribal judges nationwide - including Judge Abby Abinanti of the Yurok Tribal Court - are using a framework of traditional culture and an approach known as "restorative justice" to address both the ...
11 October 2017
Alaska, United States
The siglaug, is an Inupiaq word for ice cellar. It is also how the Inupiaq people are preserving a part of their culture. The siglaug, opened after the Farm Bill was passed, which allowed for the opening of a food p...
5 June 2017
A program in Ecuador invites indigenous parteras, or midwives, into state hospitals in order to accommodate and better provide services for indigenous women. After the program was implemented the child birth rate drop...
The Taos News
20 April 2017
Taos, New Mexico, United States
One small thing colonization destroyed was seeds. Indigenous communities used to pass seeds down from generation to generation, but according to some estimates, seed erosion has wiped off as much as 90 percent of agri...
23 August 2016
Crow Reservation, Montana, United States
Over 3000 Words
Reservations often have to fight legal battles for access to clean water, and state and federal agencies often exclude tribal members from decision-making because they deem tribal members unqualified unless they have ...
8 June 2016
Hilo, Hawaii, United States
With the emphasis on teaching English in American public schools, many non-English speaking students can lose the language of their family’s heritage. Hawaii has “language-immersion schools” that teaches children the ...
24 May 2016
Arizona, United States
Tribal systems are preserving their culture by teaming up with advocates and lawyers to write tribal food codes. Food codes are federal laws that govern food processing, and are supposed to protect consumers. However...
17 September 2015
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
WhyLoiter is a growing movement that encourages women in India to spend time out in the street to challenge societal restrictions on women in public.
24 June 2015
Over 3000 Words
The Matsés, an indigenous population in Brazil in Peru, teamed up with Acaté, a conservation group, to create a medicinal knowledge encyclopedia. The encyclopedia was compiled by five shamans, took two years, is 500 p...
2 May 2015
Missoula, Montana, United States
Montana, home to nine Native American languages, becomes the second state to fund indigenous language immersion programs in public schools. The same languages were once forbidden, but now they are helping to preserve ...
9 December 2011
“For many tiny, endangered languages, digital technology has become a lifeline.” Phones, the web, software systems, these are all technologies being employed to keep heritage languages alive.
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