The United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII) is a high-level advisory body to the Economic and Social Council.
The twenty-first session of the Permanent Forum is taking place from April 25th to May 6th, 2022, at UN Headquarters, New York.
In this interview, Cultural Survival's Director of Programs Avexnim Cojti (Maya Ki’che) speaks to Diphetogo Anita Lekgowa (San) from the Indigenous Peoples of Africa Coordinating Committee (IPACC) about Indigenous language revitalization efforts in Africa.
The United Nations General Assembly (Resolution A/RES/74/135) proclaimed the period between 2022 and 2032 as the International Decade of Indigenous Languages (IDIL 2022-2032), to draw global attention on the critical situation of many indigenous languages and to mobilize stakeholders and resources for their preservation, revitalization and promotion.
Cultural Survival partnered with the Botswana Khwedom Council to revitalize the Tsiga language, which is disappearing. Keikabile Mogodu tells us more.
Produced by Shaldon Ferris (Khoisan)
Naro is spoken by the Ncao Khwe , which means the red people, sometimes referred to as the San people of Botswana.
This program provides a sound clip of Naro, and gives some information about the Indigenous People who speak the language.
Shaldon Ferris (KhoiSan)
Indigenous Rights Radio Intro track features "Burn your Village to the Ground" by @a-tribe-called-red. Used with permission.
Music: Lights in the Forest by Yarina. Used with permission.