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International Decade of Indigenous Languages
Celebrating Indigenous Languages
A new interactive project from Google Earth. Launched in August 2019, this project features audio recordings of more than 50 different Indigenous languages from around the world. For each language, visitors can listen to a traditional greeting and two other examples of the language (e.g. common phrases or songs).
Five ideas to support Indigenous language revitalization in Canada
This video from the University of Victoria describes five easy ways to support Indigenous people in your community working to revive their languages.
International Year of Indigenous Languages
2019 is the International Year of Indigenous Languages; the goal is that this celebration will help promote and protect indigenous languages and improve the lives of those who speak them.
TED: Who Speaks Wukchumni? A Vanishing Native American Language
In this 9-minute film, students meet Marie Wilcox, who is the last fluent speaker of Wukchumni, and the dictionary she created. Indigenous languages around the world are vanishing at a rapid rate. In this lesson, explore what could be lost when a language disappears.
TED: Why Indigenous Languages Matter and What We Can Do to Save Them
In this 14 minute TedTalk, Lindsay Morcom explores why Indigenous languages are matter to linguists and to Indigenous communities.
UNESCO Atlas of the World's Languages in Danger
Using this map, you can see all of the endangered Indigenous languages around the world. To get relevant information for Canada, use the 'Country or area' selector. You can also search by 'language name'. Once you start your search, check the panel on the right to link to other languages in the area.
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