Indigenous Youth Storytellers Circle


Explore inspiring, first-person stories from Indigenous youth worldwide — and share your own! Our Indigenous Youth Storytellers Circle (IYSC) provides a global platform for Indigenous youth to share their unique perspectives online. Stories may also be considered for Langscape Magazine, Terralingua’s flagship publication, if they speak to that issue’s theme.

We started the IYSC in 2019 as an official project of the UN’s International Year of Indigenous Languages. Since then, more than 60 talented young authors, poets, artists, photographers, and filmmakers from over 40 Indigenous groups on all continents have participated and have sent us their work. Below, you’ll find the fruits of their efforts: engaging personal essays, poems, artwork, and videos that explore how Indigenous people are connecting with ancestral languages, cultural traditions, and land-based knowledge and practices. Click on any story to start exploring (and please share widely!).

 Send Your Work to the Indigenous Youth Storytellers Circle


The IYSC is still going strong. At Terralingua, we host the world’s largest online repository of biocultural diversity stories — and it’s growing every day. We’re honored to continue amplifying Indigenous voices and stories. Learn more about submitting to Langscape Magazine and the IYSC.

IYSC Ambassadors


Meet our IYSC Ambassadors! This initiative aims to establish a global network of Indigenous youths who are committed to reclaiming their identities, their languages and cultures, and their relationships with the land, and wish to help spread the word about the IYSC in different parts of the world.

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