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February 2016

29 February DiCaprio Wins and So Does Arikara by PR Newswire

29 February Bilingual Street Signs Herald a New Era of Language Revitalization by Frank Hopper Indian Country Today

29 February Rebirth of a ‘sleeping’ language: How Nova Scotia is reviving its Gaelic culture by Melanie Patten Canadian Press

29 February Cherokee Look for Ways to Save Their Dying Language by Cameron McWhirter Wall Street Journal

29 February Screen Scene: Columbian Oscar entry looks at Amazon through native perspective Daily Progress

28 February Governor calls upon young generation to imbibe essence of traditions Arunachal Times

27 February Indigenous fair held to revive Tripura’s literature and culture NYOOZ

27 February Mother Language Day by Emma Murphy Green Left Weekly

27 February Experts mull documenting endangered languages at conference NYOOZ

27 February ‘I am human’: How language reflects the way we think by Dr Mahbub Pial The Daily Star

26 February Bill to revitalise te reo Maori through partnership - Maori Party

26 February Greater Tulsa Indian Art Festival by Jake White The TCC Connection

26 February Chittagong Hill Tracts: the importance of language Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organisation

26 February Native languages of Colombia: Flourishing or floundering? by Anna Grace Latin Correspondent

26 February Family backs Waikato-Tainui’s Language Strategy by Mānia Clarke Māori Television

25 February In Their Own Words: The fight to preserve the Cree language by Linda Besner The Walrus

25 February Reviving our languages and keeping them strong National Indigenous Times

25 February Yurok language being preserved through youth education by Jeremy Chen North Coast News

25 February Kurmanji Google Translate: A virtual revolution on Int’l day of mother tongue by Amir Sharifi Rudaw

24 February Swan Hill students combining technology and culture to give new life to Wemba Wemba language by Sophie Malcolm ABC News

24 February Students, teachers building Ojibwe keyboard at Bishop E.Q. Jennings School by Leith Dunick TB Newswatch

24 February Group decries cultural neglect by youths by Grace Obike The Nation

24 February Fighting language loss: 'Our language is a source of wealth' by Lisa Phu Juneau Empire

24 February University team translates Firefox into Indian language in Paraguay Fox News Latino

24 February Learning to Read and Write in Your Native Tongue by Jacques Pierre Haitian Times

24 February Effort to save Dying Language and Dialects in Manipur by Chandrani Banerjee The Citizen India

23 February New children’s books from Salina Bookshelf focus on Hopi corn and toys by Rosanda Suetopka Navajo-Hopi Observer

23 February International Mother Language Day celebrated in PE by Lerato Thipa SABC News

23 February 3 Chhattisgarh tribal dialects on verge of extinction by Rabindra Nath Choudhury The Asian Age

23 February #OscarsSoWhite controversy ignores foreign language films by Ana Luisa González Fusion

23 February TCS distributes Tabs for learning centre coordinators The Avenue Mail

22 February For inclusive education through & with language Morung Express

22 February Indigenous Australians have a right to speak our first language by Celeste Liddle Daily Life

22 February The triumph of the holy language in the Holy Land by Benjamin Glatt Jerusalem Post

22 February A Colorful Late-19th-Century Map of Native American Languages by Rebecca Onion Slate

22 February On World Vernacular Day, many take oath to promote native language Times of India

22 February Leader to apologize for historical ban on French by Lynn Desjardins Radio Canada International

22 February ‘No Language Must go Extinct’ Northeast Today

22 February Holding on to the mother tongue by Rani Devalla The Hindu

22 February Nigeria: Keshi Urges Parents, Schools to Encourage Use of Mother Language by Vanguard All Africa

22 February International Mother Language Day observed on February 21 by Kiran Rapaka Jagran Josh

21 February I speak Singlish lah! by Surekha A. Yadav Malay Mail Online

21 February Tribal art, lit fest kicks off in city The Pioneer

21 February Protection, promotion of languages, cultures urged The Nation

21 February Linguists plead for preserving endangered languages The Tribune

21 February Lack of preservation causing regional languages to die a slow death by Zafar Ali Khan Express Tribune

21 February Cultural celebration: Celebrating the endangered languages of the mountain areas Express Tribune

21 February 'Lack of govt initiatives threaten indigenous languages' by Kamrul Hasan Dhaka Tribune

21 February Live the spirit of Ekushey Dhaka Tribune

21 February President stresses protection of language The Himalayan Times

21 February When Did Northwesterners Stop Speaking Chinook Jargon? by Liz Jones KUOW

21 February Language struggles around the world by Sakib Sarker Dhaka Tribune

21 February Teaching my child her mother tongue by Lavina Ambreen Ahmed The Daily Star

21 February Lack of preservation causing regional languages to die a slow death by Zafar Ali Khan Express Tribune

21 February Quality education in mother languages vital to success of 2030 Agenda – UN UN News Centre

21 February Bangladesh ethnic minorities in great pain for not knowing their native language by Suliman Niloy and Masum Billah bdnews24

21 February “See that shiny thing?” Adventures in the language of politics and the politics of language in the Northern Territory by Bob Gosford Crikey

20 February Indigenous tongues deserve recognition as official languages by Noel Pearson The Australian

20 February Writing a dying language by Zubair Torwali The News

20 February Young people, parents encouraged to preserve mother tongues by Lyndon Khan SABC News

19 February How The Music Industry Erases The World, According To Record Producer Ian Brennan by Courtney Sexton Bandwidth

19 February Standardised writings breathe new life into Arctic people’s language Malay Mail Online

19 February Lakota Language Now Critically Endangered PR Newswire

19 February Minister Chastised For Speaking Indigenous Language On Indigenous Land SBS

19 February Kurumbas losing their biodiversity vocabulary by K.A. Shaji The Hindu

19 February Infographic: endangered languages around the world OxfordWords

18 February Tofino will post signs in English and Nuu-chah-nulth languages CBC News

18 February Aboriginal minister Bess Price denied request to speak Indigenous language in NT Parliament by Natasha Robinson ABC Online

18 February Tripura Govt. takes steps to keep tribal traditions alive through indigenous fairs Business Standard

18 February Grotto Foundation Grants $25,000 to American Indian College Fund to Revitalize Lakota Language in Early Childhood PR Newswire

17 February Languages Treasured but Not Lost by Erin Baldassari East Bay Express

17 February Ho-Chunk launch new language programs by Cassandra Colson Jackson County Chronicle

17 February Brazil’s Rousseff Vetoes Indigenous Education Project IC Magazine

16 February Ladino: An Endangered Language Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles

16 February Pope Francis authorizes use of three Mexican languages in mass by Andrew V. Pestano United Press International

16 February Boise State linguists preserve endangered languages by Cheyene Austin The Arbiter

16 February Indigenous language in education by Mikrak Mrong Shuhel The Daily Star

16 February Introducing your native language to your children by Thabile Vilakazi Destiny Connect

16 February Chamorro language advocate dies at age 74 by Sabrina Lynn S Monteverde Pacific Daily News 

16 February Worldwide observation this week of ‘Mother Language Day’ Frost Illustrated

16 February Rubin co-edits first reference on ancient and modern Jewish languages by William Hessert Penn State News

16 February What’s in a name? by Tim Low National Geographic

16 February Another 1952 a thousand years ago by Mashruk Zaman Khan The Daily Star

16 February  ‘Festival of Letters’ to focus on tribal, N Eastern literature New Indian Express

15 February Six Nations Polytechnic to offer course in disappearing language by Louise Brown The Star

15 February Preserve rare languages to spread benefits of multilingualism, says expert The Guardian

15 February Lagos to prioritise Yoruba culture at Golden Jubilee Celebration by Segun Adebowale The Eagle Online

15 February Fourth Pakistan Mountain Culture Festival on February 19 Dispatch News Desk

15 February With annual fest, Akademi looks to put year of controversies Business Standard

15 February Kids - speak your language or lose it Scoop

14 February Are we not burdened enough that we must ass learning french to Nigeroia’s problems by Oyinkan Medubi The Nation

14 February Syria Kurds revive native language with new curriculum Middle East Online

13 February Myanmar’s Tamil community works to maintain their culture by Morley Weston Mizzima

13 February Mohawk broadcaster Janet Rogers launches NDNs on the Airwaves by Stephanie Cram CBC News

13 February Closing the gap and learning the language by Michael Gordon Sydney Morning Herald

13 February Aboriginal artefacts from British Museum on show in Canberra by Christopher Allen The Australian

12 February Lagos assembly makes Yoruba language a compulsory subject in schools by Remmy Alex Nigerian Bulletin

12 February Lessons learned on minority languages by Thu Thu Aung Myanmar Times

12 February Anyone can contribute to this dictionary of the world’s dying languages by Kate Groetzinger Quartz

12 February Local teacher helps keep Shoshone language alive by Ross Johnson Ely Times

12 February Nepal schools gearing up to promote Sanskrit education Newsgram

12 February Eoin MacNeill: The man who cried halt! by Maureen Murphy Irish America

11 February Saving a dying Siberian language Al Jazeera

11 February DOE Honors February as Hawaiian Language Month Big Island Now

11 February Penticton Indian Band works to preserve language by Mark Brett Western News

11 February Inuktitut translators vote to adopt unified roman orthography system CBC News

10 February Closing the Gap: Indigenous leaders cautiously welcome Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s comments ABC News

10 February Polytech building Six Nations future … by degree(s) by Donna Duric Turtle Island News

10 February Nanwalek works to save dying Native language by Annie Rosenthal Homer News

9 February Six Nations school can now grant native language degree by Carmela Fragomeni The Hamilton Spectator

9 February NAN forum offers voice for Native Youth by Sarah Moore Timmins Press

9 February Indigenous people of Mexico demand apology from Pope on eve of visit by Ruth Gledhill Christian Today

9 February UH Hilo College of Hawaiian Language honors scholarship founders and donors by Alyson Kakugawa-Leong University of Hawai’i News

9 February Alake urges cultural education for children by Folashade Adebayo Punch News

8 February Kitikmeot Regional Radio project aims to help revitalise Inuinnaqtun by Northwind CBC News

8 February Tribal leaders lament decadence in society, warn against urbanization Avenue Mail

8 February Aboriginal stories told through animation CBS News

8 February Indigenous children’s education goal to be met by 2021, Peru’s bicentennial year Andina

7 February UM professor helping to launch indigenous language center by Keila Szpaller The Missoulian

6 February Former judge challenges non-Africans to learn African languages by Lukhanyo Calata SABC News

6 February A philanthropist’s campaign to save Igbo language The Nation

6 February Nagamese speaks about loss of cultural conversation by Al Ngullie Eastern Mirror

5 February Pope to OK use of indigenous languages for Mass in Mexico

5 February Optimism as the first HSC-level Barkindji classes begin in far west NSW by Declan Gooch ABC News

5 February Call to start primary education of indigenous communities in their mother tongue Dhaka Tribune

4 February Witness’s isiZulu ban a return to apartheid says language expert Maritzburg Sun

4 February Sri Lankan anthem sung in Tamil for the first time since 1949 by Azzam Ameen BBC News

4 February The life-saving movement to reclaim Indigenous languages by Katherine Palmer Gordon The Tyee

4 February A critical silent win of Every Student Succeeds Act by Casie Jones Huffpost Education

4 February A workshop on Indigenous language in Arunachal Northeast Today

4 February Lagos assembly wants teaching of Yoruba language compulsory in schools The Nation

4 February Winnipeg School Division extends language program registration by Braeden Jones Winnipeg Metro

3 February Aboriginal historian calls for ‘Keeping Places’ in NSW centres by Helen Merkell ABC

3 February Noongar Language Centre opens in Bunbury by Chloerissa Eadie Bunbury Mail

3 February Anger at law “forcing Gaelic teaching” on schools by Joe Stenson Deadline

3 February Promotion of Magamese a threat to Naga culture by Dr Hesheto Y Chisi Morung Express

2 February Tunica Biloxi tribe encourages youth literacy Shreveport Times

2 February SOTS exposes culture-deprived children by Mompati Tlhankanei Mmegionline

2 February Meet the Principal: Sarah Marinos meets Wesley College’s Dr Helen Drennen, AM by Sarah Marinos The Weekly Review

2 February More Local Languages Finally Getting Better Recognition at the Loeries by Lungelo Shezi Hypertext Media Africa

2 February Northerners want language retention help, Mulclair says by Betty Ann Adam Saskatoon Starphoenix

2 February Open letter asks University for new Indigenous language course by Victoria Gibson Queen’s Journal

2 February Artyfacts: Cherokee Language; LeFlore Art Contest Times Record

2 February Ganesh Devy: Diminishing understanding between societies: I am trying to bridge the divide by Aditi Raja Indian Express

1 February An Interactive Digital Archive Helps Preserve Traditional Australian Aboriginal Literature Rising Voices

1 February 9 Ways the New Education Law is a Win for Indian Country by Tanya H. Lee Indian Country Today

1 February ‘Speak English’: Two words holding us back from true diversity today by Jenny Noyes Daily Life

1 February Nagamese becoming common language in Nagaland and in Burma Naga by  N. Khashito Aye The Morung Express