CIELO creates substantive solutions to the social, economic, and cultural challenges faced by the indigenous community. We work on language revitalization by creating new spaces of engagement with indigenous languages for younger generations. An example of this work was the “Weaving Words and Rhymes” concert (March 2016) that promoted the use of indigenous languages and traditional art forms in rap and music. The inaugural event attracted over 200 people from a multi-generational indigenous community. CIELO also organized the first indigenous literature conference (July 2016) in Los Angeles as a form of creating a space in literature for languages to flourish. Over 300 people attended the two-day conference.
We invite you to navigate our page to learn more about each event and program put together by the CIELO team.
– Janet Martinez
Director of Programs for CIELO