Revitalizing Indigenous Languages Is Critical

Being fluent in a world language is a desirable skill in modern day society. However, some languages are suffering and in danger of extinction — namely those of the indigenous peoples. “There are between 6,000 and 7,000 world languages in the world today,” Brian Keane, rapporteur of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues said in [...]

U.N. Calls For ‘Culturally And Linguistically Appropriate’ Education for Indigenous People

On the International Day of the Worlds Indigenous Peoples, senior U.N. officials are calling to close the education gap between indigenous and non-indigenous populations. A key component of that, they emphasize, is providing “culturally and linguistically appropriate” education. “Indigenous peoples regularly face stigmatization of their cultural identity and lack of respect and recognition for their [...]