Rising Voices will hold a series of virtual events discussing how “Indigenous communities in Mexico and Canada have been adopting technology and the internet as tools to promote and revitalize their native languages.” Tune into the first online exchange to hear Indigitization Program Technology Lead, Gerry Lawson, in conversation with other Indigenous language activists.
The COVID-19 pandemic presents unique anxieties for Indigenous communities. Elderly individuals have a higher risk for infection — and in Indigenous communities, they are often speakers of endangered languages. The preservation and protection of Indigenous knowledge is an urgent mission in light of the pandemic.
To find out more about the event, visit the Rising Voices website.
To register for the online event, visit the registration page.