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.
Light Warlpiri in Northern Australia blends English with an indigenous tongue.The Warlpiri people, an indigenous group that lives near the remote Tanami Desert of Australia's northern territory, have kept...
19 Jun 2013 Northern Territory News
In 2005 I had the privilege to be appointed as acting principal at Ngukurr School in the Roper River district of the Northern Territory.
Ngukurr was established by the Anglican Mission...
14 Jun 2013 Northern Territory News
Some languages from the Pacific islands are part of a significant collection of endangered languages that have been added onto the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation's Australian Memory...
13 Jun 2013 National News
During a gruelling interview at the All Things Digital conference, on May 28th, Walt Mossberg cut off the Apple C.E.O. Tim Cook mid-sentence to raise an uncomfortable subject...
12 Jun 2013 International
Year Two students at Pulteney Grammar are using Kaurna words in their everyday classes, and now they want to spread the word.
05 Jun 2013 South Australia News
Ironically, aiming to provide every student with an identical educational experience will not result in equal outcomes, especially when decisions are made on behalf of Indigenous people.
Education is powerful and...
05 Jun 2013 National News
Putting a grassroot innovator on a currency note for his work is the best recognition out there.
The sun is about to set in the local craft market, where we are...
02 Jun 2013 International
Indigenous singer songwriter Shellie Morris returns to her late grandmother's country, the Borroloola region in Australia's Northern Territory, to work with local Songwomen and deliver a landmark album.
There are less...
30 May 2013 Northern Territory News
July will mark an historical event for the Barngarla people of Whyalla and the city as a whole.
On Friday, July 19 University of Adelaide Linguistics and Endangered Languages chair Professor...
29 May 2013 South Australia News
The first national curriculum document outlining how Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages can be taught in schools has been released for public consultation.
Minister for School Education, Peter Garrett said...
28 May 2013 National News
THE Aboriginal Wiradjuri language is being revived at Canobolas Rural Technology High School.
The language is spoken by about 1000 people in the central southern region of New South Wales but...
28 May 2013 New South Wales News
A dead technology is being revived in a riposte to the anthropologists who thought they had recorded the last Indigenous voice.
For more than a century the wax cylinder recordings Horace...
27 May 2013 Tasmania News
Reindeer farmers from Sweden, Colombian women's groups and Australian Aborigines are finding out what they have in common at a landmark conference of indigenous people in Darwin.
The first World Indigenous...
27 May 2013 Northern Territory News
Naa marni? (Greetings – in Kaurna language)
Today marks the start of National Reconciliation Week, as we stand beside the Indigenous community and reflect on the past, and look to...
27 May 2013 South Australia News
As an outstanding student at university and a role model for her community, Sharon Davis could be forgiven for resting on her laurels.
Not to be satisfied, the Broome woman hailing...
24 May 2013 Western Australia News
RESEARCHERS have been studying traditional Indigenous knowledge of ecology and weather with the Mirriwoong people of the Ord Valley and Keep River, in order to better manage the...
22 May 2013 Western Australia News
An Orange high school is set to open its classrooms to the wider community and offer Wiradjuri language lessons over the coming months.
The once-weekly language classes, to be overseen by...
22 May 2013 New South Wales News
PUPILS at Kellyville Public School will have an authentic Aboriginal garden after going straight to the source to determine the best artwork and native plants for the space.
Consultation with Darug...
21 May 2013 National News
After years of neglect, there's some hope that Indigenous Australians with disabilities will get the assistance they need.
Listen: New bid to address Indigenous disability via the SBS link below.
INDIGENOUS heritage will be celebrated in the Glenelg Shire next week as part of National Reconciliation Week.
Glenelg Shire mayor Karen Stephens said National Reconciliation Week marked two important milestones in...
21 May 2013 South Australia News
Schools will get guidance on how to teach indigenous languages under a new curriculum document released for public consultation.
The Barngarla language is seeing a revival in Whyalla and the Eyre Peninsula region.
This revival has come in the form of courses that have been run in Whyalla, Port Augusta...
16 May 2013 South Australia News
Digital is not the Messiah that will save dying Indigenous language, says academic.
Prior to British settlement in Australia, there were 250 known Indigenous languages thriving across the country. In 2013 ...
16 May 2013 National News
The Honourable Tony Burke MP
Minister for Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and CommunitiesMinister for the ArtsMember for Watson, NSW
Indigenous languages will be given a boost today under an Australian ...
15 May 2013 National News
Indigenous teachers, storytellers and musicians record radio documentaries about why they love their languages.
Lou Bennett is a Yorta Yorta/Dja Dja Wurrung songwoman and currently works as the artistic director for...
10 May 2013 National News
OTTAWA – Canada's Aboriginal Peoples are losing touch with their native tongues, even though their population is growing four-times faster than the rest of the country, according to Statistics Canada's...
08 May 2013 International
Wiradjuri teacher and author Stan Grant of Narrandera will receive an honorary doctorate of letters from Charles Sturt University in December.
07 May 2013 New South Wales News
Around 93 percent of Australian Indigenous languages have become extinct, but one South Australian community is working to make sure they don't become a statistic.
06 May 2013 South Australia News
Lismore local, Binnie O'Dwyer invited Margaret Sharpe to come to a language workshop in Lismore in April, held at Thelma James' Bundjalung café 'Gunnawannabe'. Roy Gordon and other...
06 May 2013 New South Wales News
Three students from the Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Massachusetts recently completed a seven-week project at the Indigenous Languages Institute in Santa Fe during which they helped update the...
04 May 2013 International
Recently, the Fitzroy Basin Elders Committee invited the State Library of Queensland to present a languages workshop as part of the Our Land, Business and Resources symposium.
02 May 2013 Queensland News
Bruce Pascoe, award-winning Australian writer, editor and anthologist will be speaking about his research of the last few years into Aboriginal agriculture.
01 May 2013 Victorian News
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