This CD-ROM is the result of an extraordinary exchange, under the auspices of UNESCO, between numerous indigenous and non-indigenous authors, activists, researchers, artists and publishers who are dedicated to promoting awareness of indigenous cultures and safeguarding indigenous peoples' cultural identity, their modes of expression, oral traditions and indigenous cultures in general.
The CD-ROM contains more than 130 texts, photographs, paintings, film extracts, video sequences and files presented in languages spoken by the different indigenous peoples, combined with web connections to sites and indigenous portals.
This CD-ROM aims to show the ways in which indigenous cultures find expression. It conveys the power of new indigenous voices through the media of essays, literature, poetry, photography, cinema, paintings and songs. Feature film extracts, portraying aspects of contemporary life in indigenous communities, are also included, in addition to a presentation on the evolution of indigenous peoples' actions on the world stage.
All original languages, some of which are spoken by as few as 30 persons, have been kept here. This CD-ROM offers a unique opportunity to appreciate these endangered languages.
Editorial Team: Division of Cultural Policies and Intercultural Dialogue, Barbara Glowczewski (Laboratoire d’Anthropologie Sociale CNRS, France), Laurence Pourchez (MNHN, CNRS, France), Joëlle Rostkowski (EHESS and UNESCO Consultant, France) and John Stanton (Berndt Museum of Anthropology, University of Western Australia).
Conception, design, graphics and development: Hervé Pourchez (For Vidéosolutions)