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6 January 2015

Raising the Issue of Gender-Based Violence and Inequality in Kyrgyzstan

The RV grantee project Girl Activists of Kyrgyzstan organized a Youth Activists Camp in Bishkek to talk about gender-based violence, as well as to raise the issue of HIV/AIDS education...

27 December 2014

Launching the Tsimane’ Linguistic Universe Project

The first activities of the Tsimane' Linguistic Universe took place in early December 2014 with workshops introducing the potential of social media to help revitalize this Bolivian indigenous language.

26 December 2014

Documenting Elder Storytelling at the Shipibo Chariboan Joi Cultural Festival

Here we share with you a review of the Shipibo Cultural Festival "Chariboan Joi" held in early December 2014, where local youth were trained as citizen journalist to capture the...

9 December 2014

Reinvigorating the Yekuana Indigenous Language Through Digital Media

Many Venezuelan indigenous communities speak their own ancestral languages, although acculturation processes may affect their oral legacy. A group of cultural managers develop projects to revitalize orality with digital media...

1 December 2014

Sharing the “Living Forest” Through Community Cinema Workshops in Sarayaku

From November 13-15, 2014, a community cinema workshop was held in the Sarayaku community, which was organized by El Churo Collective in conjunction with the communications department from Sarayaku.

22 November 2014

By the Numbers – Interaction in the Maya Tz'utujil Language Online

RV grantee project Tz'utujil Tziij Pa Nimk'atz provides some interesting statistics of the recent interaction in the Facebook Page and Group promoting this Mayan language in Guatemala.

16 November 2014

Preparing for the Chariboan Joi Cultural Festival Festival in Shipibo Communities

The Chariboan Joi team tells us about the cultural festival, prepared along with representatives from involved communities, Betania, Palestina, Bethel and Alva Castro.

13 November 2014

Building Tools for Musical Documentation

The Rising Voices grantee project "The South of South" has built a do-it-yourself rack for the recording equipment that will be transported from site to site to document musical collaborations...

First Jatta Wöötanö Organizational Meeting in Boca de Ninchare

The project Jatta Wöötanö begins with a meeting with representatives and leaders from the Yekuana commmunity that live in the Caura River Basin in Venezuela.

31 October 2014

Adding More Members to the Tz'utujil Tziij Facebook Group

The Tz'utujil Facebook has been enjoying increased growth from internet users in Guatemala interested in communicating in the Mayan language.

Some of the Challenges in Taking The Tz'utujil Maya Language to Social Media

In San Juan La Laguna, Israel Quic shares some of the challenges facing Guatemalan society when trying to promote the use of indigenous languages online.

30 October 2014

Achuar and Shuar Community Voices Broadcasting Online

Radio stations in Achuar and Shuar indigenous communities in the Ecuadorian Amazon are preparing to establish an online presence to broadcast in their own language, as part of the Rising...

Sarayaku: Images of Resistance and Alternatives

From the Ecuadorian Amazon, we get to know the community of Sarayaku that said no to road, but connect to the rest of the world through the Internet.