Study Will Explore Best Practices for Creating Free Knowledge in Indigenous Languages on Wikipedia

The organisation Global Voices initiated a project into the study of Wikipedia in indigenous languages in October 2016 through their outreach initiative, Rising Voices, and with the backing of the Project Grants Program from the Wikimedia Foundation.

This is effectively a knowledge-creation initiative, whose main purpose is to document and evaluate Wikipedia's position with respect to indigenous languages, in order to determine current capabilities and the difficulties involved with establishing and maintaining long term participation, in particular by native speakers.