Should Australian Kids Learn Aboriginal Languages?

This article was published in January 2011, I have found it on the Indian Country Today Media Network but Im sure it would have been published in other locations.

Quoting Australian linguist Michael Christie “The use of Aboriginal language in schools brings Aboriginal parents and grandparents into the school and so brings the community and the school together.”  The article concludes with “Christie believes that indigenous languages in Australia need a boost. According to BigPond, he wants more Australians to consider learning Aboriginal languages as they celebrate Australia Day this year.”

Jacinta Hohnke  Ling366

(The links to BigPond do not seem to work, I am unsure of whether this reference is to the Internet Provider site or a Linguistic Group)

http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2011/01/25/australian-linguist-thinks-kids-should-learn-aboriginal-languages-13687

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One Response to Should Australian Kids Learn Aboriginal Languages?

  1. Alexander Dietz says:

    Australian kids should at any rate learn an Aboriginal language as US-American kids should learn a Native American language.
    In areas with high percentages of indigenous people I would make it mandatory.

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