For over 60,000 years and 2500 generations over one billion Aboriginal people have walked this land together...Today we still walk, but we have more hands to hold. This will forever continue as we travel on our journey protecting our country, protecting our land, protecting our culture, protecting our language and protecting our people.
A Language on the Brink of Extinction
12 Jul 2016 Western Australia News
Students from Forbes Community Out of School Hours Care joined the children from the Forbes Learning Ladder last Thursday to acknowledge NAIDOC day.
12 Jul 2016 New South Wales News
Sierra Bates is currently far from the plains of Montana where she is a member of the Native American tribe called Black Feet.
11 Jul 2016 New South Wales News
Improving school results for Aboriginal children can only be achieved with teaching methods that factor in cultural and language barriers, a leading expert says.
09 Jul 2016 Australian Capital Territory News
Jaky is on a mission to reinvigorate Australia's Indigenous languages.
Jaky is a Ngarigu woman whose country is the Snowy Mountains of New South Wales.
08 Jul 2016 New South Wales News
THE Gamilaraay language will be exposed to a new generation of speakers, with almost $30,000 going towards teaching students the region’s Indigenous language.
Theresa Napurrurla Ross is a Warlpiri woman from the remote Central Australian community of Yuendemu. She started reading the ABC radio news last year and is proud to share her...
08 Jul 2016 Northern Territory News
Bianca Monaghan and Dean Loadsman were born into the first generation of Wahlabul people to grow up with the freedom to practice their traditional language and culture, without being discouraged...
07 Jul 2016 New South Wales News
THE annual NAIDOC week parade took place under brilliant blue skies with a crowd of around 200 making their way down Jobson Street from Railway Park to the Byron foreshore...
Across Australia there are hundreds of different Aboriginal languages, some that are still spoken fluently across generations, and others that are endangered, and are in the process of being revived...
06 Jul 2016 Western Australia News
This young musician is on a mission to stop Indigenous languages fading away.
Words are important to Corey Theatre. So too is the preservation of Indigenous Australian languages. Theatre is on...
06 Jul 2016 South Australia News
A primary school in Melbourne's outer west has taken a lead in supporting Indigenous language revival by employing a young Wurundjeri man to teach its prep students.
06 Jul 2016 Victorian News
The Aboriginal language of the Eora people is rarely spoken these days, but as a group of young children proved during a NAIDOC Week event in Sydney, many are eager...
06 Jul 2016 New South Wales News
06 Jul 2016 Northern Territory News
Every week siblings Nakiya, Bevan and Dylan Smith visit preschools, primary schools and even universities around Canberra to teach students about the cultural heritage of the Wiradjuri people.
05 Jul 2016 Australian Capital Territory News
"Martu karu. Nharingayn Brooke Joy. Ngathu bini Boandik parlarparlar."
"Good day. My name is Brooke Joy and I am a proud Boandik woman."
05 Jul 2016 South Australia News
The ABC TV series Cleverman is showcasing the revival of Australia's Indigenous languages.
04 Jul 2016 New South Wales News
A Northern Territory Government sign warning people not to eat wildlife at a Darwin creek has been mistranslated into Kriol making it nonsensical, fluent speakers of the language say.
01 Jul 2016 Northern Territory News
NAIDOC Week 2016 is nearly here and has the theme of Songlines: the living narrative of our nation. Songlines records the travel of ancestral spirits who ‘sung’ the land into...
30 Jun 2016 Queensland News
Bess Nungarrayi Price says her true voice has been “muted” in Parliament.
27 Jun 2016 Northern Territory News
Parkes Early Childhood Centre has been teaching Wiradjuri language and culture to children for a number of years now and has expanded the program by employing an Aboriginal Liaison Educator.
24 Jun 2016 New South Wales News
A new project has revealed an intimate view of contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture through the eyes of children.
24 Jun 2016 Queensland News
Edie Ulrich and her mother Edna Sceghi are two of the last fluent speakers of an endangered Aboriginal language, and it has been in the open bush setting on the...
16 Jun 2016 Western Australia News
JIM Barrett said it made him so sad when two Aboriginal women he’d met from a Blue Mountains tribe told him they knew only one word each of their grandmothers’...
13 Jun 2016 New South Wales News
Sister Tess Ward has her face painted traditionally, to mark that she belongs to the land in the Aboriginal Community of Wadeye, 400 kilometres from Darwin.
08 Jun 2016 Northern Territory News
Up-and-coming Indigenous singer-songwriter Stanley 'Gawurra' Gaykamangu has released his debut album to the high accolades of Rolling Stone magazine.
07 Jun 2016 Northern Territory News
The power and importance of music as a catalyst for change was highlighted at what was probably the most important induction yet into the SA Music Hall of Fame.
07 Jun 2016 South Australia News
If you stumbled upon a pair of well-worn cowboy boots on Acton peninsula, you'd probably think some unlucky punter had left them behind.
07 Jun 2016 Australian Capital Territory News
University of Queensland linguists will join Aboriginal language experts in Katherine in the Northern Territory next week to workshop Australia’s largest newly adopted language – Kriol.
06 Jun 2016 Queensland News
EARLIER this year, I visited the APY Lands as part of the Magistrates Court circuit.
The APY is situated in the far northwest of South Australia, bordering the NT and Western...
05 Jun 2016 South Australia News
I’m not racist, but I don’t like speaking English. I would rather speak my own language – Ngarigu of the Snowy Mountains in south-eastern Australia.
01 Jun 2016 National News
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