[lg policy] Terralingua E-News Issue # 13

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   *Terralingua E-News Issue #13*
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*September 9, 2011*
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Dear Harold F.,

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*We are bringing you more Terralingua news as we continue working on new and
exciting projects.  This issue of our e-news includes the announcement
of our new Index of Linguistic
Diversity<http://e2ma.net/go/7195450753/208665123/224598728/1405789/goto:http://www.terralingua.org/linguisticdiversity>website,
** our latest edition of Langscape coming soon, the launching of our  Voices
of the Earth<http://e2ma.net/go/7195450753/208665123/224598729/1405789/goto:http://www.terralingua.org/voicesoftheearth>project
with the
Saanish<http://e2ma.net/go/7195450753/208665123/224598730/1405789/goto:http://www.terralingua.org/voicesoftheearth/saanich/>
and
Tsilhqot’in<http://e2ma.net/go/7195450753/208665123/224598731/1405789/goto:http://www.terralingua.org/voicesoftheearth/tsilhqotin/>Peoples,
as well as an update on our Biocultural Education Project.
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*We continue to grow in membership thanks to all of you who share this
e-news with your friends.  Please keep spreading the word!*
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*Tania Aguila*
*Terralingua Office Manager*

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ANNOUNCING NEW INDEX OF LINGUISTIC DIVERSITY
WEBSITE<http://e2ma.net/go/7195450753/208665123/224598732/1405789/goto:http://www.terralingua.org/linguisticdiversity>
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 The new website for Terralingua's *Index of Linguistic Diversity*
(ILD)<http://e2ma.net/go/7195450753/208665123/224598733/1405789/goto:http://www.terralingua.org/linguisticdiversity>is
up and running! Make sure you visit the site to learn more about the
ILD
and read the latest about it.

The ILD is the first-ever quantitative measure of global trends in
linguistic diversity. It measures changes in the number of mother-tongue
speakers of a globally representative sample of the world’s languages. Its
objective is to provide solid data that show whether the world’s languages
(particularly indigenous languages) are losing speakers, and if so at what
pace. Click here to read
more...<http://e2ma.net/go/7195450753/208665123/224598734/1405789/goto:http://www.terralingua.org/linguisticdiversity>

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LANGSCAPE VOL. II, ISSUE 8 OUT SOON

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Watch your mailboxes for the next issue of *Langscape*, “The Case for
Linguistic Diversity”, Terralingua’s e-zine, which will be out soon! This
issue will highlight Terralingua's Index of Linguistic
Diversity<http://e2ma.net/go/7195450753/208665123/224598735/1405789/goto:http://www.terralingua.org/linguisticdiversity>,
which was published in the journal Language Documentation and
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was recently the object of an in-depth interview on National
Geographic News
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* "VOICES OF THE EARTH" PROJECT GETS OFF THE GROUND AND
ONLINE<http://e2ma.net/go/7195450753/208665123/224598740/1405789/goto:http://www.terralingua.org/voicesoftheearth>
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Terralingua’s new project * Voices of the
Earth<http://e2ma.net/go/7195450753/208665123/224598741/1405789/goto:http://www.terralingua.org/voicesoftheearth/>
* got officially started last June, and now has its own website! We invite
you to visit the site to find out what we are doing.

Voices of the Earth supports Indigenous Peoples’ efforts to document and
revitalize their oral traditions. Keeping oral traditions alive contributes
to strengthening indigenous identities and helps ensure that indigenous
worldviews, values, beliefs, knowledge, and practices are transmitted to the
younger generations. Gathering these traditions also enables indigenous
communities to record their historic presence on the land and their cultural
and spiritual connections with it. In many cases, this record can support
Indigenous Peoples’ attempts to uphold their rights when facing development
pressures that might radically alter their natural environments and their
ways of life. Click here to read more…
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    * TERRALINGUA SUPPORTS SAANICH PEOPLE’S ORAL LITERATURE
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*

As a part of our Voices of the Earth project, last June we finalized a
partnership with the *Saanich People* of southern Vancouver Island, British
Columbia, to support the initial stages of their project “Bringing our
Stories Back”.

The project goal is to create an archive of traditional stories about place
to be used for intergenerational transmission of the related teachings and
know-how and for the development of culturally relevant educational
curriculum. A group of highly motivated and dedicated Saanich Language
Apprentices has been at work on this project. Click here to read
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VISIT WITH TSILHQOT’IN PEOPLE LAYS GROUND FOR ORAL LITERATURE
PROJECT<http://e2ma.net/go/7195450753/208665123/224598745/1405789/goto:http://www.terralingua.org/voicesoftheearth/tsilhqotin/>

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Also last June, we laid the ground for another oral literature project
supported by Voices of the Earth. Terralingua Director Luisa Maffi traveled
to the interior of British Columbia to meet with the Tsilhqot’in People and
discuss opportunities for a partnership focusing on documentation of their
oral traditions. This partnership is currently being finalized.

The project will have a special focus on places of historic and spiritual
significance in the Tsilhqot’in traditional territory. Tsilhqot’in community
members who are committed to rekindle their language and culture will work
with their Elders to record historic narratives about the land and people’s
presence on and use of it, including traditional knowledge of foods and
medicines, traditional survival skills, sacred sites and ceremonies—all of
which are bound together in oral ways of thinking. The materials will be
used for language and culture revitalization efforts, educational
curriculum, and land title and rights cases. Click here to read more…
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* BIOCULTURAL DIVERSITY EDUCATION PROJECT MOVES
FORWARD<http://e2ma.net/go/7195450753/208665123/224598747/1405789/goto:http://www.terralingua.org/work/bcd-education/>
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 Over the past several months, we have been at work to develop an outline of
a curriculum module on biocultural diversity for high schools, as well as an
information package for teachers, which introduces the concepts and provides
guidance for integrating the module into natural and social sciences
courses. We are now getting ready to implement pilot projects with two
schools in the USA, and are exploring opportunities in Canada.

If you are interested in learning more, or would like to work with
Terralingua to implement this curriculum in your school, please contact
Terralingua Director Luisa
Maffi<maffi at terralingua.org?subject=Biocultural+Diversity+Education+Project>
.

Also, be on the lookout for an announcement about our new biocultural
diversity education website, coming soon!
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