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 both online and in print via Langscape Magazine, Terralingua’s flagship publication.

We started the IYSC in 2019 as an official project of the UN’s International Year of Indigenous Languages. More than 50+ talented young authors, poets, artists, photographers, and filmmakers from 15 countries participated and 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!).

Join the IYSC: Send Us Your Work

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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.