Noongar Pop Culture – A project initiative to get young Indigenous Australians involved in their traditional language and culture.
As someone who originates from South-Western Australia, I felt a representation of the local indigenous people’s Pama-nyungan language ‘Noongar’ would be fitting.
Language revival can be a difficult challenge, especially when there are very few native speakers left.
Instilling pride by adapting language learning into radio, television and pop-culture is a clever way of keeping younger generations of Indigenous people interested. This subculture could not only revive a dying language but also help members of that community express and identify themselves.
The above video was retrieved from ‘CAN WA’ an online West Australian newsletter.
[Jack Batchelor LING366 22/08/14]