Monthly Archives: September 2016

Lost language of Boandik Indigenous people revived in traditional possum fur cloak

In this article you will read about Brooke Joy who has studied and speacialised in the Bunganditj language. The language was once spoken fluently by Boandik people, during the 20th Century the language gradually fell from use. Brooke is keen … Continue reading

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Muurrabay

When searching for an Aboriginal language of the region where I come from, I came across the Muurrabay Aboriginal Language and Culture Co-operative, funded by the Australian Government. Their website can be found here: http://www.muurrbay.org.au/ The organization believes in the … Continue reading

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Yuin

This unit has certainly opened my eyes to my lack of knowledge of Aboriginal affairs and language, and a similar lack of knowledge in the non- Aboriginal community. I don’t know that this ignorance is studied or intentional or whether … Continue reading

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The Miriwoong language

As others have noted, The Guardian newspaper has been running an series on Aboriginal languages. One article concerns the Miriwoong (MiriWung) language of the eastern Kimberley, a non Pama-Nyungan language undergoing revitalisation in the face of competition from Kriol and … Continue reading

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Indigenous Hip Hop

Indigenous Hip Hop Projects (IHHP) is a program designed to promote and preserve indigenous culture by producing music videos starring children from Aboriginal communities. By giving indigenous children a voice, it allows them to take pride in their heritage with … Continue reading

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Oral versus written transmission of knowledge.

It is hypothesised that the tools we use to transmit information radically influence the way “we process, organize, store, and transmit representations of the world”, [1]  indeed, there is a current body of thought that speculates that the members of … Continue reading

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Aboriginal Languages in Education

As a primary educator, the topic of Aboriginal language in education was extremely interesting to me. Having being trained to teach using a Curriculum that incorporates Aboriginal perspectives and languages, the gesture is far from enough based on what the … Continue reading

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