Monthly Archives: August 2010

Going Back to Lajamanu – Bilingual Education in the N.T.

This website contains resources and clips from a Four Corners’ report last year called, “Going Back to Lajamanu”.  It was a report about the Northern Territory Government’s decision to dismantle the bilingual language programs in government schools.  This relates directly … Continue reading

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Previous Post This interview between the author of the book , “The Politics of Suffering”, Peter Sutton, and Marcia Langton does not really deal with linguistic issues – but it is interesting to listen to as it gives you an idea … Continue reading

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Chaser Yes we Canberra – Life at the top

Nick: I can’t help thinking that this clip relates to the myth in Topic 6 that Paul Black refers to of Aboriginal people being ‘an ancient people clinging to a way of life 40,000 years old’. I find I both … Continue reading

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Indigenous Language Teaching Resources

Claire: the link above will take you to the Aboriginal Languages Network. This is a network for teachers of Aboriginal Languages and is developed and based in Port Augusta. In Port Augusta a number of languages are taught including: … Continue reading

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Waltzing Matilda in Kriol

I was curious about Kriol so I looked for items related to this and I came across Ali Mills. She is an Aboriginal musician from the Top End and she has released a Kriol version of Waltzing Matilda. The song … Continue reading

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Yura Ngawarla, the language of the Adnyamathanha people.

Annie: I came across this today, the website for a Yura Ngawarla language program, by the Adnyamathanha people of the Flinders Rangers, SA. The language currently has only 20 fluent speakers so is highly endangered, but it looks like the … Continue reading

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Australian Election 2010

Caitlin: Here’s a list of languages that voters in Australia are able to access information in, for the election tomorrow. I couldn’t find any translated into any Aboriginal Australian languages.

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