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Twitter @ActLenguas 2019

Rising Voices is a partner of the United Nations’ International Year of Indigenous Languages 2019. To commemorate this campaign, we are collaborating with our friends that are part of Latin American networks of indigenous language digital activists to organize a social media campaign to amplify their work and highlight their personal stories.

Every Monday beginning on January 14, a different digital activist will manage the @ActLenguas (Language Activism) Twitter account to share insights about the importance of language and culture for them and for their communities. You may also read about motivations, challenges, and success stories related to this language digital activism. Each Twitter “host” will share something different and unique to their own personal experiences.

For the next 50 weeks, followers of the @ActLenguas account will learn about these important perspectives from Aymara activists in El Alto, Bolivia, Mapuche activists from Chile, Zapotec activists from Mexico, and from other parts of Latin America.

Please see the schedule below for those who have signed up to share their own stories. We hope to have short profile blog posts on each “host”.

This social media project was inspired by similar initiatives such as @IndigenousX in Australia and Global Voices community Instagram rotation. You can support this campaign by following the @ActLenguas Twitter account and by retweeting message you find inspiring or interesting. Hosts are also eager to receive feedback in the form of messages of encouragement or questions about their work.

Schedule

January 14-20:

Yásnaya Aguilar Gil (@yasnayae)

– De Tukyo'm, Ayutla Mixe. Diversidad lingüística, ayuujk, literatura, poéticas, elefantes… #COLMIX

January 21-28:

Simona Mayo (@SimonaMayo)

Soy Simona Mayo, Ngulumapu-Wallmapu (territorio Mapuche en Chile). Soy de la ciudad de Santiago de Chile y me dedico a la revitalización del mapudungun en espacios urbanos y a la investigación en relación a esta misma temática.

January 29-February 3:

Ruben Hilare (@RubenHilare)

– desde la ciudad mas alta del mundo El Alto- Bolivia. Altupata markatpacha uraqpachataki. Nayraqatar taqinis sarantasipkakiñani.

February 4-10:

Irma Alvarez Ccoscco (@Sankaypillo)

– ”Miyuqa munanachikuqlla (el veneno siempre es tentador)” #poetry #harawi L10 / Recopilacion / Traducción /Transcripción / Tutoría / #Quechua #Aymara

February 11-17:

Kimeltuwe (@Kimeltuwe)

– Materiales para la enseñanza y aprendizaje del Mapuzungun. Tüfamew peaymün tamün kimeltuael ka tamün chillkatuael Mapuche Zungu, Wallmapu. Kimeltuwe (www.kmm.cl)

18-24 de febrero:

Luís Flores (@LuisTenek)

tének, decidí ser todólogo en esta vida…

25 de febrero – 3 de marzo:

Onésimo Cruz (@unanzii65)

Tu'un Savi sur de Puebla, México.

4-10 de marzo:

Misael Hernández (@triqui_trs)

Activista digital de la lengua triqui de Chicahuaxtla, Yichrá Rune S/N. S.Andres Chic

11-17 de marzo:

Sasil Sánchez (@lussasil)

Xa'ay ja’, xa'ay bej… táan in xíimbal…. Caminando… #Kiintsil | La Jornada Maya

18-24 de marzo:

Tajëëw Díaz-Robles (@TajeewDR)

Mixe con aires zapotecos~Serrana friolenta #Colmix #TodasLenguas #TUMayuujk

25-31 de marzo:

Israel Quic (@maisquick)

Ntz'ijb'an pa Tz'utujil Tziij Escribe en idioma Tz'utujil

1-7 de abril:

Leonardy Fernández (@dez_leo1)

Living Anthropologically! ¨Soy el amo de mi destino, soy el capitán de mi alma¨ Nelson Mandela #Wayuu #DerechoIndigena #Ecología #DefendamosALaSierradePerijá

8-14 de abril:

Janet Chávez (@janchvzsanti)

les vengo manejando lo que es el retweet, básicamente. #IYIL2019 #usatuvoz #todaslenguas

15-21 de abril:

Rodrigo Pérez (@Zapoteco_3_0)

Tă~làz lûd nít dòb g-ùɁ=d=rè=nà Nerta mbšúɁ lûd nít dòb lô yù pây

22-28 de abril:

Kiado Cruz (@Kiadorindani)

ZapoTIC, Comunicación Intercultural, Acceso a la Información, Pueblos Indígenas, Justicia Lingüística, Investigación Social, Ensambles y Rizomas Comunitarios.

29 de abril – 5 de mayo:

Netza López (@tunchakua)

Mozillian: mozilla-mexico.org | Apasionado bibliófilo | Dev | Cinéfilo | Desarrollador: @Python/@Djangoproject

6-12 de mayo:

Elías Reynaldo Ajata (@eliasreynaldo)

Jallalla Aymar Marka!