What do you call a homepage? Incorporating indigenous knowledge into Wikipedia – Wikimedia Blog

peter.suber's bookmarks 2017-05-30

Summary:

"First Nation in Canada may soon have a Wikipedia to call their own.

The Atikamekw Nehirowisiw Nation, located in central Quebec, is one of the few aboriginal peoples in Canada where virtually the entire population still speaks the language, making it among the most vibrant among the First Nations.

An ongoing project, the first of its kind in Canada, is working with the Atikamekw community to develop Wikipedia content in their own language. The initiative’s goal is to one day have the Atikamekw Wikipedia, currently in the Wikimedia incubator join one of the hundreds of extant Wikipedias.

'It is a way to pass on ancestral knowledge using computers and it allows to preserve traditional practices,” project member Nehirowisiw says. 'It is an educational tool for all.'"

Link:

https://blog.wikimedia.org/2017/05/15/atikamekw-wikipedia-initiative/

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Tags:

oa.new oa.canada oa.wikis oa.diversity oa.tools oa.languages oa.tk oa.wikipedia

Date tagged:

05/30/2017, 20:24

Date published:

05/30/2017, 04:57