Supported by UNESCO and Global Voices’ Rising Voices (RV), this toolkit extends the efforts of dedicated Indigenous digital practitioners. It illustrates how internet and other digital tools can be utilized to conserve, revive, and promote Indigenous languages, as well as other marginalized or minority languages.
This toolkit has been co-designed in close partnership with both established and emerging networks of Indigenous digital practitioners, language advocates, and collaborators, within the framework of the International Decade of Indigenous Languages 2022-2032. The toolkit promotes the foundation of language preservation, revival, and promotion on eight key approaches:Facilitating, Multiplying, Normalizing, Educating, Reclaiming, Imagining, Defending and Protecting. It also offers a curated list of valuable resources, including guides, tutorials, and manuals for utilizing digital tools. In conjunction with the advisory group established for the toolkit’s preparation and other collaborating organizations, it presents a wealth of inspiring stories showcasing innovative projects that have made a significant impact on languages at local, national, or global levels.
Finally, the toolkit is openly licensed as an Open Educational Resource. It is expected that the toolkit will continue to evolve and grow as the needs of language users and digital language defenders and promoters change alongside the introduction of new technological solutions, innovation and creativity.