Government formalises university of Indigenous languages

The Mexican government released a decree on Monday 6 November formalising the creation of the University of Indigenous Languages of Mexico or ULIM, reports teleSUR.

The decree signed by the Mexican President, Andrés Manuel López Obrador and officials of finance, culture and education, was published in the Official Gazette of the Federation. ULIM was thus officially established, after being inaugurated in Mexico City on 12 October, the date commemorating the beginning of the conquest of America.

According to the document, the university will legally be a “decentralised public agency” that will be part of the Ministry of Public Education. The purpose of the new university will be to carry out research, promotion and outreach activities in order to protect, revitalise, strengthen and develop the linguistic heritage of Mexico’s Indigenous peoples, and contribute to the construction of a society based on recognition and respect for their linguistic, ethnic and cultural diversity.
Full report on the teleSUR site