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.
On the cliffs atop Port Macdonnell's Shelley Beach, Michelle Jacquelin-Furr points out spots where shell middens lie, some of the only remains her ancestors left upon the land hundreds of...
19 May 2016 South Australia News
The coastal tourist town of Broome, Australia is making efforts to be fully bilingual in the local Aboriginal language Yawuru and English. All five schools in the town now teach...
19 May 2016 Western Australia News
The town of Broome in Western Australia is pushing to become the first bilingual town in Australia by teaching all kids Yawuru, the local indigenous language. Even the town's street...
17 May 2016 Western Australia News
Last summer, Tim Lomas flew from London to Orlando to attend the fourth annual congress of the International Positive Psychology Association—held, naturally, at Walt Disney World. As Lomas wandered around...
12 May 2016 International
Efforts to make the Kimberley resort town of Broome bilingual are progressing, with the local Aboriginal language being incorporated into all new housing developments and every school in the town.
07 May 2016 Western Australia News
On a remote northern Queensland island in the Gulf of Carpentaria, a new art program is teaching Aboriginal youth about local language, cultural connection and business enterprise all in one.
06 May 2016 Queensland News
FOR THE eight Aboriginal players on Port Adelaide’s list, the journey to the Port Adelaide family is one very special.
It’s a journey expressed in Port Adelaide’s 2016 Sir Douglas Nicholls...
03 May 2016 South Australia News
PORT Adelaide will use an indigenous recording of its club song in the AFL Indigenous Round — a league first.
Mental agility can be boosted by even a short period of learning a language, a study suggests.
Tests carried out on students of all ages suggest that acquiring a new language...
27 Apr 2016 International
It’s not a trivia question I’ve come across. But if someone asked: “which language, only found in Australia, is spoken over an area the size of Spain and is the...
26 Apr 2016 National News
100 year old letters, surveys and more containing 88 Aboriginal languages from across Australia have been collated in an interactive digital project by the State Library of NSW.
22 Apr 2016 New South Wales News
A ROAD and two bridges running along and across the Ovens River have been recommended to be given Aboriginal names to signify their link with the new Bullawah Trail.
20 Apr 2016 Victorian News
This story was originally published by First Languages Australia in Warra: Building teams, building resources.
The Gumbaynggirr language is traditionally spoken in the northern coastal region of the state of Australia...
20 Apr 2016 New South Wales News
Any adult who has attempted to learn a foreign language can attest to how difficult and confusing it can be. So when a three-year-old growing up in a bilingual household...
15 Apr 2016 International
Sydney researchers are using century-old survey data to help unlock the locations and meaning of Indigenous Australian place names across the country.
11 Apr 2016 New South Wales News
NARRANDERA, Australia — Stan Grant, crudely tattooed in a way that hints at the petty crime and drunken brawls of his youth, clasped gnarly hands across his round belly and...
08 Apr 2016 New South Wales News
More Indigenous staff are needed at Royal Darwin Hospital (RDH), the Northern Territory's Aboriginal health worker of the year says.
08 Apr 2016 Northern Territory News
The next time you're driving down a country road in outback Australia, consider there's a good chance that very route was originally mapped out by Aboriginal people perhaps thousands of...
07 Apr 2016 New South Wales News
The trial for the ABC’s translated bulletin service in the Northern Territory was almost four years ago.
02 Apr 2016 Northern Territory News
In New Zealand, the Maori are a revered part of mainstream culture. Meanwhile, in Australia… Melinda Morris explains.
The Daily Telegraph and your friendly neighbourhood bigot were outraged this week that...
02 Apr 2016 National News
An Indigenous language project is trying to keep alive traditional songs and ceremonies performed half a century ago, during one of the defining periods of the land rights movement.
30 Mar 2016 Northern Territory News
Mali Marambir Ngurang to make better place Parkes
The gugaa is the symbol that connects all Wiradjuri peoples. All Wiradjuri people recognise the gugaa. It is the symbol that connects ALL...
29 Mar 2016 New South Wales News
WHILE announcing an additional round of state government grants to support the revitalisation of Aboriginal languages, Member for Northern Tablelands Adam Marshall said the additional funding presented an excellent opportunity...
Indigenous school students are being denied the right to education in their own language because of a lack of resources or 'desire' from state governments, a linguistics expert says.
29 Mar 2016 Northern Territory News
Historic buildings in Green Square and a network of wetlands in Sydney Park will be renamed with Aboriginal words in a move the City of Sydney hopes will bring our...
28 Mar 2016 New South Wales News
It seems an unlikely pairing: the legendary post-punk band from the American industrial city of Milwaukee and the family act from a remote central Australian hamlet of just 30 people.
22 Mar 2016 Western Australia News
A suitcase of reel-to-reel audio tapes arrived recently at the School of Languages and Linguistics at the University of Melbourne. They were from Madang, in Papua New Guinea (PNG), were...
22 Mar 2016 National News
How does a Jewish Israeli who wants to help Australian Aboriginal people undo the injustice done by English colonizers go about revitalizing the Barngarla language?
20 Mar 2016 International
POWHATTAN, Kan. — The sign on the wall in Rozella Ramirez’s kindergarten/first-grade class reads: “Less talking more beading.” Five- and 6-year-old hands diligently go to work stringing colorful beads onto...
19 Mar 2016 International
When Miranda Tapsell gets behind a cause, she's not afraid to get vocal. "I am an ally and I express my support as an ambassador," she says.
It's that fearlessness in...
19 Mar 2016 National News
An Aboriginal Northern Territory politician has asked her colleagues how it feels to not understand another language, in a speech calling for changes to allow her to speak her native...
17 Mar 2016 Northern Territory News
An Aboriginal Northern Territory politician is seeking to have the Warlpiri language recognised in the parliament.
Member for Stuart Bess Price wants to change the standing orders so that members may...
16 Mar 2016 Northern Territory News
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