Report of a Rutu Foundation ‘Evening at the Lloyd Hotel’ Amsterdam, April 16, 2015 by Tamara Sijlbing Culture, language, biodiversity, and honey were brought together at the lecture ‘Hunting and Gathering in the Philippine rainforest: for children too?’ which was organised by the Rutu Foundation. Curious about the connection? Please read on, because…

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International Mother Language Day 2015

The 21st of February marks the 15th anniversary of International Mother Language Day. The theme this year is ‘Inclusion in and through Education: Languages Matter’. The Rutu Foundation asked bilingual friends all over the world to share what their mother language mean to them. How did an indigenous community in Suriname celebrate the…

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Kari’na is one of the severely endangered languages of Suriname and Galibi is the only community where the language is still widely spoken. In fact, the parents, village leaders and teachers of Galibi have been the driving force behind our pilot project to design bilingual education materials and to train teachers in…

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