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Taiwanese poem selected for Irish translation competition

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — One of Ireland's most prestigious universities has partnered with Taiwan's de facto embassy to launch a translation competition that calls for English renderings o...

Canada: Mounties arrest priest for assault at school

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — Canadian police said they arrested a 92-year-old retired priest for a sexual assault more than 50 years ago at one of Canada’s residential schools for Indigenous children. ...

What Americans need to know about KMT past

TAICHUNG (Taiwan News) — Kuomintang (KMT) Chair Eric Chu (朱立倫) has just returned from a trip to the United States, where he re-opened the party’s Washington D.C. office, met with overseas ...

Renovated NYC museum hall showcases Indigenous perspectives

NEW YORK (AP) — In his first visit to the American Museum of Natural History, Morgan Guerin had a list. Not of things he wanted to check out, though — a list of things that he hated. ...

Prayer, worship lift unaccompanied migrant teens in shelters

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — On all but three Sunday afternoons since last Easter, Bob Guerra — a Catholic deacon — has carefully packed his favorite crucifix, a Spanish-language Bible, hundreds of Communion...

Taiwan's Indigenous people allowed to use romanized name on IDs

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An Indigenous legislator on Thursday (April 14) announced the government will allow Indigenous people to use their romanized name on legal or official documents. Democr...

Academics urge prioritization of Taiwan's native languages over English

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A group of academics on Friday (April 8) voiced their opposition to government policy promoting English education and called for native languages to be prioritized instead...

White House releases report on Native American voting rights

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Local, state and federal officials must do more to ensure Native Americans facing persistent, longstanding and deep-rooted barriers to voting have equal access to ballots, a Wh...

Native Americans fret as report card released on 2020 census

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Plans for the 2020 census were set well in advance to ensure Native Americans living on reservations were counted more accurately than during the 2010 census, when almost 5% of...

Cherokee on a smartphone: Part of a drive to save a language

By itself, being able to read smartphone home screens in Cherokee won’t be enough to safeguard the Indigenous language, endangered after a long history of erasure. But it might be a step toward immers...

Responding to International Mother Language Day, CIP Rewards Indigenous Language Promotion and Invites Traditional Leaders to Discuss the Sustainable Development of Indigenous Languages

TAIPEI, TAIWAN - Media OutReach - 24 February 2022 - To campaign the importance of protecting languages, and advance the inheritance of mother languages to prevent their disappearance, the United Nat...

Taiwan university offers raises to encourage faculty to teach in native tongues

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — National Taiwan Normal University (NTNU) recently passed a national language development measure that encourages full-time faculty to teach courses in the country's na...

Canadian hopes hockey call will help save his Cree language

Calling NHL games in Cree is more than a dream come true for broadcaster Clarence Iron. It's also a way to help preserve his language. The 60-year-old broadcaster from Canoe Lake Cre...

Governor apologizes for Nevada's role in Indigenous schools

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — When it was time for Winona James to return to school, her family hid her in brush near their home in the Carson Valley to prevent officials from the Stewart Indian School fro...

COVID takes a bite from Bazoulé’s cult of sacred crocodiles

BAZOULÉ, Burkina Faso (RNS) — The small live chicken, offered as a lure to get the crocodile to come out of the lake, barely convinced the massive male reptile to the water’s edge. The croc, himself t...