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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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Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages

I have recently come across the website for the Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages (Vaclang, for short), found here. This website is a great resource for almost anything to do with the languages of Victoria. It has: Links to language … Continue reading

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Our Country, Our Voices – Guardian Australia

The Guardian Australia website has posted a series of articles on Indigenous languages under the title ‘Our Country, Our Voices’. The articles cover numerous topics of interest to LING366/566 students including the importance role of languages in regards to cultural … Continue reading

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Teaching Indigenous Languages in primary schools

Hi everyone, I thought I’d share these news articles which relate how some primary schools have introduce their local Indigenous language and is taught to all children of the school and town. Even though Indigenous Language in Education is in … Continue reading

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Learn Yugambeh – on your iOS device!

History was made when the Yugambeh language learning app was launched in 2013 by the Yugambeh Museum, Language and Heritage Research Centre.  It features over 1000 words and phrases collected from John Allen (Bulam), a Wangerriburra man, who spoke the … Continue reading

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Our Land Our Lanugages report released- exciting times for Aboriginal languages.

As many of you may be aware by now the Our Land, Our Languages report was released earlier this week. The report is the result of the Nation Inquiry into Indigenous Language Learning which collected submissions from all over the … Continue reading

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Kids books in Paakantyi

Following up from my post about language learning at Wilcannia Central School yesterday, the Indigenous Literacy Foundation has just launched two new children’s books written in Paakantyi. Written by Faith Baisden with input from Murray Butcher the books are a … Continue reading

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