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2 March 2018

Creating Memes in the Guernésiais Language to Join the “Big Friendly Family of Tiny Languages”

Initiatives like #memeML have helped participants like the Guernsey Language Commission "realise that you’re not alone, but part of a big friendly family of tiny languages around the world."

19 February 2018

How Indigenous Communities Are Using Data to ‘Reframe’ Their Narratives Through Digital Storytelling

"Tools of this kind can become an element to analyze our communication work and guide us in choosing the best way to respond to the information generated by traditional media." 

6 February 2018

Promoting a More Linguistically Diverse Internet Through the Mother Language Meme Challenge 2018

The Second Mother Language Meme Challenge will take place February 14-21, 2018 with an open invitation to anyone to create a meme in a minority, indigenous, or endangered language.

24 January 2018

The First Mobile Phone Network for Indigenous Communities in Mexico Is Under Threat

"This is the only telecommunications service that these communities have, historically they have not been covered...we believe a clear exemption for this type of operator should be in the law."

15 December 2017

‘Deer Woman: An Anthology’ Sheds Light on Violence Against Native Women in North America

" is giving voices to these indigenous women and not placing any judgement on the story they want to tell through this figure of Deer Woman."

The Crowd-Sourced Faroe Islands Answer to Google Translate

What do you do when your national language doesn't show up in Google Translate? If you're the Faroe Islands, you just crowd-source your own solution.

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.

“We Should Talk About Indigenous Struggles, But Acknowledge Our Achievements As Well”

Maybe the media is covering certain topics and providing a general overview of things, but the roots of the problems, and the perspectives of the indigenous communities and nationalities, are...

12 September 2017

Getting Started Localizing and Translating the Wikipedia Interface

Amir Aharoni from the Wikimedia Foundation shares his tips on how to localize and translate the Wikipedia interface making it available in more languages.

6 September 2017

The Prospects for the Sum of All Human Knowledge in Wikipedia in Indigenous Languages

Following an 8-month research study examining the challenges and opportunities for Wikipedia in indigenous languages of Latin America, here are some of the key findings.

9 August 2017

Brazil’s First Indigenous Online Radio Station Uses Digital Media to Promote Native Languages and Communities

Rádio Yandê uses technology to shred stereotypes and misconceptions about Brazil’s native communities.

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."