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WHO IS TELLING WHAT STORY?

The International Decade of Indigenous Languages 2022-2032
aims to ensure the right of indigenous peoples to preserve, revitalize and promote
their language
s, and to integrate aspects of linguistic diversity and multilingualism
into sustainable development e
fforts. 

The video documentary series “Who is telling what story” is produced by Fran Eve Wright in collaboration with the Earth Charter Austria to raise awareness of The International Decade of Indigenous Languages.

EPISODE 1 
Bringing History to Life: The New Sámi Renaissance.

Featuring Marie Boine - “Unshaming My Indigenous Heritage”

This video has been presented at the 11th International Conference of Museums for Peace in Uppsala Sweden: 
MUSEUMS AS PEACEKEEPERS FOR THE FUTURE

EPISODE 2 
The Legacy of Susanne Wenger/Àdùnní Olórìṣà’s: A
rt as an Archaic Language 
Featuring Tunde Oladimeji's video documentary “ARAMBARA: SUSANNE WENGER”

The late Susanne Wenger, the unforgettable and outstanding Artist and Philosopher, liked to state: Our works are maybe just leaves of the tree of life, given to the Logos, which is the sacred centre of the universe and the origin of all life."

Chief and Priestess Adedoyin Talabi Faniyi

Doyin Faniyi is a traditional Priestess, holds many Chieftaincy titles and is the adopted daughter of Susanne Wenger. Doyin has a MA from the University of Ibadan in African Studies. Doyin continues to live in Susanne Wenger’s house.

Osun-Osogbo Sacred Grove

The Osun-Osogbo Sacred Grove is a video documentary from channel TV360 (Nigeria's first exclusive online television news channel based in Lagos). Adekunle Olatunji is the curator at the Sacred Grove. Sacred sites protect biological diversity, forests, and medicinal plants.

Osun-Osogbo Sacred Grove - UNESCO World Heritage Centre

According to the UNESCO World Heritage Convention, the Osun-Osogbo Sacred Grove is a Site of Outstanding Universal Value

Foundations: 

The Susanne Wenger Foundation  (located in Krems an der Donau, Austria)

The Adunni Olorisha Trust- Adunni Osun Foundation (located in Osogbo, Nigeria)

The United Nations General Assembly (Resolution A/RES/74/135) proclaimed the period between 2022 and 2032 as the International Decade of Indigenous Languages (IDIL 2022-2032), to draw global attention on the critical situation of many indigenous languages and to mobilize stakeholders and resources for their preservation, revitalization and promotion.

 

The proclamation of an International Decade is a key outcome of the 2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages, for which the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) lead global efforts. The Organization will continue to serve as lead UN Agency for the implementation of the International Decade, in cooperation with the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA) and other relevant UN Agencies.

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