Thursday , February 22 2018

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International Mother Language Day And Its Relevance to Tamazight

Tamazight

International Mother Language Day is an annual celebration that was proclaimed by UNESCO’s General Conference in November 1999. The International Day has been observed every year since February 2000 promote linguistic and cultural diversity and multilingualism. “Languages Matter!” Tamazight language matters! Languages are the most powerful instruments of preserving and developing our tangible and intangible heritage. All moves to promote …

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Amazigh Documentary ‘House in the Fields’ Set to Screen in Boston

House in the Fields

Boston, February 20, 2018 The award-winning documentary “House in the Fields” (Tigmi N Igren) will have a special screening at the Brattle Theatre in Cambridge, MA on Monday, February 26 at 7:00PM, and will feature a Q&A with film director, Tala Hadid, with curator and filmmaker Irina Leimbacher, Associate Professor of Film at Keene State College. The thousand-year history of the …

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Amazigh-Americans Launches Campaign to Help People of Atlas Mountains

Atlas Mountains

As the people of Atlas Mountains in Morocco struggle through the devastation of a major snowfall, and resulting humanitarian crisis, Amazigh-Americans is launching a relief campaign to assist charities on the ground providing assistance for those affected. For almost a month, massive snowfall has blanketed many areas in of the High and Middle Atlas Mountains, leaving people stranded, without heat, food or …

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Montreal To Host Third Annual Amazigh Festival

Federation of Amazigh in North America will be hosting their third annual Amazigh Festival this April over the course of four weekends. Beginning Sunday, April 1, 2018 at Cégep Marie-Victorin located at 7000 Rue Marie-Victorin, Montréal, QC, Canada. Activities includes conferences, live Amazigh music, theater, exhibitions, poetry and much more. for more info: faan.amazigh@gmail.com.  

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Amazigh People of Atlas Mountains Face Fight For Survival in a Bitter Winter

By Amaynu Azayku,  February 14 2018 As of January 2018, the Red Cross and Crescent along with the Moroccan government reported that they were beginning to launch emergency response measures to assist the 70,000+ Amazigh people in the Atlas mountains affected by the significant snowfall and temperatures averaging 18 degrees to 7 degrees Celsius. At the time, the Amazigh population …

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Ferhat Mehenni to Hold Conference and Book Signing in New York

Ferhat

New York, February 9, 2018 Mass Ferhat Mehenni president of the Provisional Government of Kabylia in Exile, aka “Anavad”, will be holding a conference and book signing of his two new books – “Kabylie: Memorandum for independence”, Novembre 2017. and  “Memorandum for the right of the Kabyle people to self-determination” November 28 2017 – On Sunday February 18th 2018, at …

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AMREC Founder Brahim Akhiat Dies in Rabat at 78

Brahim Akhiat

Rabat, February 7, 2018 It is with sadness that we note today the passing of Brahim Akhiat on the 7th February, at the age of 78 after a long battle with illness, Brahim is a prominent Amazigh activist, writer, and founder of the first Amazigh association , The Moroccan Association for Research and Cultural Exchange aka AMREC , 1967,  an educational nonprofit organization that …

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