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Fwd: Terralingua's Indigenous Youth Storytellers Circle - Call for Contributions Extended!

  • 1.  Fwd: Terralingua's Indigenous Youth Storytellers Circle - Call for Contributions Extended!

    Posted 06-17-2019 00:02
    Dear Open Network colleagues, please see below for information about Terralingua's Indigenous Youth Storytellers Circle (IYSC), an opportunity for Indigenous youth interested in sharing their stories about (re)connecting with their ancestral languages, cultures, and place-based ways of life. Accepted stories (written or visual) will be posted online, and a representative selection of them will be included in a special issue of our publication Langscape Magazine at the end of the year. The IYSC is an official project of the United Nations' International Year of Indigenous Languages.

    Links to our IYSC web pages in English, French, and Spanish are found below. We're keen to hear from Indigenous youth worldwide! Please write to us if you're one of them, or help spread this information among Indigenous youth networks. Thank you! 


    Luisa Maffi
    Terralingua Co-founder and Director

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    From: "Luisa Maffi" <>
    Date: June 10, 2019 6:07:01 AM PDT
    Subject: The Indigenous Youth Storytellers Circle - First Deadline Extended!

    Terralingua's Langscape Magazine Volume 8, Issues 1 & 2 

    Texto en español   |    Texte en français

    The Indigenous Youth Storytellers Circle: Share Your Story with the World! 

    An Official Project of Terralingua
    and the United Nations International Year of Indigenous Languages

    Dear Luisa,

    The first deadline for the Indigenous Youth Storytellers Circle has been extended until July 1st. That means, if you're an Indigenous youth, aged 18 to 30, and you want to submit a story and have it published in the first of two digital and print editions of Langscape Magazine in 2019, we will accept your story until July 1st! Stories selected for Langscape will appear in both the digital and print editions of the magazine and will receive a small award as a token of appreciation. 

    All you have to do is:

    • submit your Expression of Interest
    • wait for instructions on how to submit your particular story
    • then submit your story

    The Indigenous Youth Storytellers Circle is a year-long project linked to Terralingua's flagship publication, Langscape Magazine. We aim to collect and publish personal stories from people ages 18–30 who are involved with one or more of the following four Focus Areas:

    • reaffirming cultural identity
    • breathing new life into their ancestral languages
    • reconnecting with traditional knowledge and practices, values, and ways of life
    • reclaiming ancestral links with the land

    Submit your Expression of Interest

    Read the most recently published stories by Indigenous youth: 

    Video and text by Laissa Malih (Kenyan Laikipian Maasai), age 25

    Story by Edna Kilusu (Tanzanian Maasai), age 19

    We at Terralingua - the world's leading nonprofit organization devoted to promoting and protecting biocultural diversity - believe that a great way to share these gifts is through personal stories of how young Indigenous people are connecting with their ancestral languages, cultural traditions, and land-based knowledge and practices. That is why we have created the Indigenous Youth Storytellers Circle, a global online gathering of those stories - and we invite you to be a part of it!

    We look forward to hearing from you!

    The Terralingua Team


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