Current News at the Institute

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Mr. Alvaro Pop Ac, Chair of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues issued an end-of-year statement on December 31st. Read the full statement below:

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

The Indigenous and Diasporic Language Consortium has published a list of Indigenous language courses being offered in New York for Spring 2017.

Monday, December 5, 2016

ISHR hopes that the Government will respect and protect the human rights of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in the future.

Monday, November 28, 2016

Starting January 2017 Columbia will teach an Indigenous language for the first time: Nahuatl.

Nahuatl has been spoken in Mexico since at least the seventh century and was the language of the Aztecs. Nahuatl based languages are spoken mostly in rural areas throughout central Mexico and along the coastline. It is estimated that there are currently 1.5 million native Nahuatl speakers.