2019 is International Year of Indigenous Languages

January 02, 2019

Indigenous Languages Matter!

 

Around the world a substantial amount of languages are disappearing, and among these, many Indigenous languages are in danger. In 2016, the UN General Assembly, on a recommendation from the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, proclaimed 2019 to be the International Year of Indigenous Languages.

1. 2019 is The International Year of Indigenous Languages

Maintaining Indigenous languages is of the utmost importance to ensure diversity and a multi-cultural society. In this program, Kaimana Barcase from Hawaii tells us how important Indigenous languages are to the environment. We also Interview Denver Breda, an Indigenous language activist from South Africa.

2. News Bulletin CS December 2018

A short update on current events from around the world on the topic of Indigenous rights.