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How are you doing as we enter the last season of the year?
We’d like to open this issue by highlighting an exciting opportunity by the NDN Collective for our readers of Indigenous roots based in North America. If you are over 18 and are dedicating yourself in the work of defending, developing, or decolonizing your community for “sustainable solutions on Indigenous terms” but are in need of some financial stability to help you realize your visions, you should definitely take a look at their NDN Changemaker Fellowship.
Application due: October 21, 2022 at 5pm (Central Time)
MORE FROM THE RISING VOICES BLOG
Embarking on the IDIL2022–2032 journey with language activists from around the world, Rising Voices and partners are bringing to you another round of our rotating Twitter campaigns. Curious about indigenous, minority, endangered, or under-resourced languages, plus how the internet and technology play a role in their promotion and revitalization? Come follow us and hear what our guest hosts have to share!
@ActLenguas (Latin America)
- Lengua y Cultura Triqui [es] on language and culture of the Triqui people, indigenous to Oaxaca, Mexico
- Didier Argelio Chan Quijano [es] on her work around the Mayan language
- Cecilia Tuyuc [es] on the revitalization of Maya Kaqchikel of Guatemala and identity building through the language
- Katia González [es] on Tsotsil, native to Mexico, and her work around its revitalization
- Ganesh Birua on the Ho language, spoken in Odisha, India
- Ọpẹ́yẹmí Adémọ́lá on learning Yòrúba by way of educational technology
- Mpumie Njobe on isiZulu, spoken in South Africa and neighboring regions
- Talwyn Baudu on Breton, spoken primarily in Western Brittany, France
- Mariona Miret on Occitan, an official language of Catalonia
- Paul J. Meighan on Gàidhlig, native to the Gaels of Scotland
A few issues ago, we shared two stories on the impact of climate change in Bolivia’s Gran Chaco region, the lack of local perspectives, and how digital access can help bridge the gap. In this issue, we’d love to share another story about how young Indigenous journalists are working together to construct new, local narratives for solutions. → “Creating new, local narratives on climate change in the Bolivian Chaco”
OPPORTUNITIES | JOBS
Interested in working with language activists around the world? Wikitongues is hiring a contract-based Wikimedian-in-Residence in support of the next cohort participating in their Language Revitalization Accelerator program (details here). Application due: November 1, 2022
OPPORTUNITIES | SCHOLARSHIPS & FELLOWSHIPS
The DW Akademie Film Development Fund is now seeking applications from filmmakers based in Ethiopia, Tanzania and Uganda for a one-year fellowship. Having an authentic story to tell yet need some support through its production? This might be a great opportunity for you to explore (details here). Application due: October 26, 2022
Have a good idea for the future of journalism? The Nieman Visiting Fellowships is inviting you to take advantage of a research opportunity at Harvard and make an impact by helping advance journalism as is. There’s no age or academic requirements and you don’t have to be a practicing journalist to apply. Further details can be found here and here.
UPCOMING EVENTS & CONFERENCES
Trust Conference is around the corner! This year, the Thomson Reuters Foundation’s flagship event will be joined by the winners of the 2022 Kurt Schork Awards, along with other field experts, and will dedicate its opening day to media freedom and digital rights. Further information on the event can be found here. Date: October 26–27, 2022 / Location: London, UK
MORE TO READ, WATCH and LISTEN TO
- The benefits of remote work for people with disabilities via InclusionHub
- Q&A: How a social entrepreneur is tackling Kenya’s digital skills gap via Devex
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