Tag Archives: first nations

“Don’t kill your language!”

For my language geek friends…this TED talk, a Lebanese Arabic speaker railing against people who have an inferiority complex about their native languages, is worth listening to and reminded me of conversations I had had with Kirundi speakers, Haitian Kreyòl … Continue reading

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Rant of the moment

You know what drives me crazy? When people say: All Muslims are… All Christians are… All immigrants are… All Africans are… All anglophones are… All francophones are… All trade unionists are… All Natives are… All rich people are… All welfare … Continue reading

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Good News Challenge- Day 10

We made it, with a little help from: Parents of LGBT youth in India who marched with their children during a pride parade Crowdfunders who bought a car for a guy in Detroit after it emerged that he had to … Continue reading

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The 10-day good news challenge, day 2

Here you go! Ojibway boxer inspires students to keep fighting Sierra Leone schools, closed for 8 months due to Ebola crisis,  to reopen in March And a reader submission from Denis Leblanc at 76Crimes: LGBTI activists optimistic about new Sri … Continue reading

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Port-au-Prince II

It is a perfect tropical night. Warm, soft and inky black, you feel like you could dive into it. Far off, a preacher is bellowing into a microphone in some stucco church or revival tent. Closer to where I am, … Continue reading

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Émission 4

 

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Comment protéger une langue?

Un autre texte que j’ai fait pour le site web de la radio, sur la preservation de la langue kirundie. Je l’affiche ici parce que la “mort” des langues est un enjeu global. Il y a autour de 7000 langues … Continue reading

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