Category Archives: Identity

Bundjalung Our Way

Here is a review of a good old-fashioned print book, crowd-sourced and locally published this year here in the Northern Rivers of NSW : here in Bundjalung jugun (jagun), Bundjalung country. The book is titled “Our Way Stories” and it contains … Continue reading

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palawa kani, the Tasmanian ‘composite language’

Recently I began following the Endangered Languages Centre on Facebook and after flicking through some articles on the page I found myself reading about the language palawa kani, which means ‘Tasmanian Aborigines speak or talk’. The language has been composed … 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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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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Jeannie Adams talks about Indigenous literacy

Jeannie Adams of Black Ink Press discusses some reasons behind low rates of Indigenous childhood literacy in this radio interview broadcast on Radio National. Included in the  sometimes complex reasons she gives are the language books are written in, namely … Continue reading

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Reviving Wiradjuri in schools, towns and wider communities.

ABC Open Albury/Wodonga has recently put up an excellent story and short video about the revival and growth of Wiradjuri language in the towns of Forbes and Parkes in N.S.W. Wiradjuri is being taught in primary schools to 1/10th of … Continue reading

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Aidan Wilson (fullysic) on language loss and more.

Aidan Wilson from Fullysic blog wrote this article for the ABCs The Drum. In it he discusses the passing of his Grandmother, one of the few remaining fluent speakers of Tradational Tiwi and the wider implications of language loss for … Continue reading

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