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2013 Festival Video - One World, Many Voices

Wabanaki Performance


The Passamaquoddy Wabanaki Indians of northern Maine have gone to great lengths to restore and revitalize the cultural knowledge andRead More

 

Reading Bones: Kalmyk Cultural Symbolism


A process of cultural renewal and linguistic revival is taking place in Kalmykia, Russia, home to the westernmost group ofRead More

 

My Father and Baseball


Glenna Cooper, a graduate student at Gallaudet University, recounts how her father supported her during an early experience of discrimination.Read More

 

Pesqahsuwehsok


Passamaquoddy is a unique language spoken by the Wabanaki Indians of northern Maine, with only a few hundred native speakersRead More

 

What Did You Dream? Wayuu Dream Interpretation


What’s in a greeting? Instead of wishing their neighbors good morning, the Wayuu people of Colombia and Venezuela ask eachRead More

 

Why Language Matters


  International participants of the One World, Many Voices program discuss their experiences with federal, state, and community language policies.Read More

 

Kallawaya Blessing Ceremony


  The Kallawaya people, who make their home high in the Bolivian Andes, developed intricate systems of traditional medicinal practicesRead More