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Indigenous Youth Storytellers Circle

Volume 8, Double issue, Winter 2019 in the northern hemisphere


All across the world, young Indigenous people are taking the lead in showing ways to live respectfully on Earth. Their languages, cultures, and homelands bear the wisdom of generations of ancestors — and they are stepping up to carry that wisdom forward, not just in their own communities but to people everywhere. Their personal experiences are priceless gifts full of much-needed inspiration for the rest of the world.

Terralingua has created the Indigenous Youth Storytellers Circle to help them share their gift of stories. We’ve put out a worldwide call to Indigenous people ages 18–30 to tell us about how they are

  1. reaffirming cultural identity;
  2. breathing new life into their ancestral languages;
  3. reconnecting with traditional knowledge and practices, values, and ways of life; and
  4. reclaiming ancestral links with the land.

Through the Circle, we hope to help these upcoming Indigenous leaders both restore and restory the respect due to their cultures and languages.

An official project affiliated with the UN’s International Year of Indigenous Languages, the Indigenous Youth Storytellers Circle will publish stories here on the Terralingua website all year long as they are received. These stories are in the form of writings, videos, and other media. Then, a selection of the written stories will be published at the end of 2019 as a special double issue of Langscape.

We invite you to come back often. It’s time to listen to the many voices of Indigenous youth. Read sample articles below.

The Editorial for this special issue of Langscape Magazine will be available in December 2019. Stay tuned!

The Table of Contents of this special issue of Langscape Magazine will be available in December 2019.

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