December 1st is Giving Tuesday—
Sponsor a Young Indigenous Writer or Artist!

At Terralingua, we’re passionate about amplifying Indigenous voices from all around the world and promoting biocultural diversity—biological, cultural, and linguistic diversity—worldwide. In the wake of the current pandemic, the global environmental crisis, and widespread social upheavals, Indigenous voices matter more than ever. And we’re as committed as ever to sharing them far and wide through Langscape Magazine and our digital and social channels. But we need your help.

This year’s Langscape Magazine issue features stories, poems, digital media, and artwork by young, Indigenous writers artists participating in our Indigenous Youth Storytellers Circle—a global storytelling initiative we launched in 2019 in collaboration with the United Nations International Year of Indigenous Languages.

These powerful voices tell the world about Indigenous communities’ ingenuity, resistance, and resilience against threats such as the COVID-19 pandemic, racism, discrimination, and the exploitation of their lands and natural resources.

Help us show our gratitude to these talented young visionaries.

Donate to elevate
the voice of a
young
Indigenous
writer or artist!

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  • we published 29 stories written by young Indigenous writers and artists
  • 4500 readers have read these stories so far
  • thanks to generous funders, we were able to honor their efforts with a small honorarium
  • we’re publishing 13 stories written by young Indigenous writers and artists
  • 3300 readers have read these stories so far
  • the social and economic turmoil caused by the pandemic has impacted foundations, too
  • so we’re raising funds for Indigenous youth honoraria in 2020
  • our goal is to publish 33% more stories from young Indigenous writers and artists than we did in 2020
  • we want to create a pool of funds for honoraria to recognize the young Indigenous writers and artists that submit stories to the Indigenous Youth Storytellers Circle in 2021

To meet our goal, we aim to raise US$7000. Here’s what you can do:

Sponsor A Young Indigenous Writer/Artist in 2020–2021

Empower a young Indigenous writer or artist by donating one honorarium. It takes only US$125! A tax receipt will be issued for donations over $20.

Sponsor the Indigenous Young Storytellers Circle

Donate any amount to the Indigenous Youth Storytellers Circle. All donations will be put toward honoraria for young Indigenous writers and artists. A tax receipt will be issued for donations over $20.

Sponsor Terralingua’s
Work

Donate any amount to support Terralingua’s ongoing work. All donated funds will be put toward our general operating costs. A tax receipt will be issued for donations over $20.

If you donate $250 or more, you’ll receive a print copy of our double issue of Langscape Magazine 8 — 160 pages of stories written by young Indigenous people from around the world — signed by Terralingua Director and Langscape Magazine editor Dr. Luisa Maffi.

Please note: Reaching or surpassing our goal will allow us to offer honoraria to the Indigenous youth who contributed to Langscape Magazine this year and to create a fund for next year and beyond. If we don’t reach this goal, we’ll cover Indigenous youth honoraria for 2020 as much as possible.

Here’s What We’ve Heard

Donate to elevate the voice of
a young
Indigenous writer or artist!

Elevate young Indigenous voices

… young Indigenous people who are empowered to speak up about the threats to their ancestral cultures, languages, traditional knowledge, and connection to the land

… young Indigenous people who know the value of their stories for helping make positive change in the world

… young Indigenous people who are encouraged to continue to write, dance, photograph, film, study, do research, and share their perspectives and their stories

… a world that values a variety of authentic voices that speak of the vital value of diversity in nature and culture and of building resilience to the challenges of today’s world

… a world that’s just, equitable, and sustainable and that values, protects, and perpetuates the biocultural diversity of life

This December 1st on GivingTuesday—an international day of charitable giving—please consider donating to Terralingua to support a young Indigenous writer/artist or our ongoing work.

Together we can empower young Indigenous writers and artists by letting them know that their voices, their unique perspectives, their cultures, and their stories are valuable and need to be heard!

You can also make a donation by mailing a check to Terralingua.

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