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Get our Latest Issue: A Celebration of 25 Years of Biocultural Diversity

Langscape Magazine

The year 2021 marked 25 years since Terralingua came into existence in 1996 — a quarter of a century of raising awareness of the vital value of biocultural diversity and fostering protection of the world’s languages, cultures, and all the species with which we share this earth! To celebrate our 25th birthday, we created a

A call to photographers and artists!


Photographers and artists, have your image* published on the next cover of Langscape Magazine! We are looking for happy, festive images from around the world that celebrate the interconnection of people and nature. Submit by Aug. 31st. This year, we’re celebrating 25 years of Terralingua and biocultural diversity. On this festive occasion, we are producing

Indigenous Youth, Send Your Story!

photo for Indigenous Youth Call for Stories

Are you a young Indigenous person who would like to share your experiences connecting to your ancestral languages, cultures, and lands? If so, we want you to send us an Expression of Interest! Proposed stories can be essays, short fiction, poetry, photo essays, videos, podcast scripts, music, spoken word, and artwork. The Indigenous Youth Storytellers

Submit A Story to Langscape Magazine

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Do you have something to say about reverence, respect, and reciprocity? Do you have ideas about these 3 Rs as the cornerstones of biocultural diversity? Have you long pondered this big question: How can the Indigenous principles of Reverence, Respect, and Reciprocity help build a just, equitable, sustainable world in which biocultural diversity can thrive?

Creating Spaces for Indigenous Voices: Q&A with Nigel Crawhall of UNESCO

Since Terralingua’s founding in 1996, our mission has been to promote the understanding and appreciation of biocultural diversity (diversity in nature, culture, and language), and to serve as a platform for amplifying Indigenous voices. Over the years, we’ve been privileged to form productive working relationships with likeminded colleagues, including Nigel Crawhall—sociolinguist and Chief of Section,

Terralingua Director Luisa Maffi Featured on Green Dreamer Podcast

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We’re delighted to announce that next week our co-founder and director, Luisa Maffi—one of the pioneers of the concept and field of biocultural diversity—was recently featured as a special guest on the Green Dreamer podcast, hosted by Kamea Chayne. In this compelling, two-part Q&A, Kamea and Luisa discuss the nuts and bolts of biocultural diversity—the

Our Indigenous Youth Storytellers Circle: Explore & Participate!

screen shot: volume 8 of Langscape Magazine, featuring Indigenous Youth Storytellers Circle stories

Have you had a look at Volume 8 of Langscape Magazine yet? This special issue showcases the fruits of our new Indigenous Youth Storytellers Circle (IYSC), an initiative we launched last year in partnership with the UN International Year of Indigenous Languages. Here’s a little glimpse inside: The IYSC provides a venue in which Indigenous

Revitalizing Camas Lily Culture in Lekwungen Territory

Camas lily photo by Neil Dickie

Ahh, camas lily season. From California up to southern British Columbia—where we’re located here at Terralingua—the Garry oak meadows are awash in waves of beautiful purple-blue flowers. Not just another pretty bloom, the camas holds a place of special significance to the Coast Salish peoples of the Pacific Northwest. The plant’s edible bulbs were a

Remembering Licho, the Last Speaker of the Sare Language

Folk tale creation myth released by Licho

Last month, there were just four people left on earth who could speak a language from the Great Andamanic family, which hails from the Andaman Islands in the Bay of Bengal. On April 4, one of those speakers—a woman named Licho—passed away from tuberculosis and heart disease. She was the last woman alive to speak

Call for Contributions to Langscape Magazine, Vol. 9

The Other Extinction Rebellion: Countering the Loss of Biocultural Diversity Terralingua has just announced a third Call for Contributions for Langscape Magazine! The theme is “The Other Extinction Rebellion: Countering the Loss of Biocultural Diversity.” We’re inviting contributions in one of five formats: written story, photo essay, video, poetry, and artwork. Keep this in mind: We want contributions

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