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Stories about Indigenous

7 October 2017

“As Indigenous Youth, We Have the Right to Make Our Opinions Heard”

We need more outlets where youth can get involved and make our voices heard because we, too, have much to say and offer.

31 July 2017

In the Depths of the Ecuadorian Amazon, Digital Communications Aid the Process of Self-Determination

Residing within the southern part of Ecuador’s Amazon region, the approximately 1,200-strong Kichwa community of Sarayaku have drawn international attention for their battles over land and indigenous rights—battles that have...

‘En Mi Idioma’ Allows Colombian Indigenous Communities to Contribute Online Language Lessons

"...for many years we have been and continue to be an oral-based culture, but as a survival strategy we consider that it is important to build a written code."

The Internet Presents Opportunities and Challenges for Revitalizing Tasmania's Aboriginal Language

During British colonization of Tasmania which began in the early 1800s, the Aboriginal people living on the island located to the south of Australia’s mainland not only suffered loss of life, but also loss...

13 June 2017

A Wikipedia Made for—and by—the Atikamekw First Nation in Canada

An ongoing project, funded by the Wikimedia Foundation, is working with the Atikamekw community to develop Wikipedia content in their own language.

27 May 2017

With an Eye on the Future, First Nations in Canada Are Switching From Audio Cassettes to Digital

With a helping hand from the Indigitization project, First Nations communities in British Columbia are digitally preserving the rich cultural content contained in audio cassettes.

17 March 2017

Working with Guatajiagua Youth to Revitalize the Potón Language in El Salvador

A group of young people, members of the Association of Lenca Communities of Guatajiagua, organized the recording sessions and an introductory course in journalism based on indigenous communication.

15 March 2017

Language Legends Help Create a Colorful Snapshot of Australia's Linguistic Diversity

"Language work is the best thing I can do. Who wants to go out and do other things, when I can be saving our languages?"

Digital Activists Meet Up Offline to Promote Bolivia’s Language Diversity Online

Bolivia's 37 official languages makes the country cultural and linguistically diverse. However, that diversity is not always seen on the internet.

10 February 2017

Karuk Language Advocate Encourages Son to Use Their Language by Creating Memes Together

Susan Gehr has been working with her son to help her create memes in the Karuk language as part of the Mother Language Meme Challenge.

8 February 2017

Recording for “Digital Textbooks” in the Pisbi Language in El Salvador

Members of the Kakawira Indigenous People in El Salvador took part in audio recording sessions for the creation of a digital “booklet” in the Pisbi language as part of a...

12 January 2017

Study Will Explore Best Practices for Creating Free Knowledge in Indigenous Languages on Wikipedia

Who is promoting indigenous-language Wikipedia sites? What are their motivations? What challenges do they face? These are a few of the questions we will try to answer in a new...

17 December 2016

Ecuador Workshop Connects Digital Activists for the Good of the Kichwa Language On the Internet

In an effort to bring together digital activists in Ecuador, a recent workshop was held in Otavalo to continue the movement to promote the Kichwa language online.