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Table Manners In The Bush and Waking a Sleeping Language 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 or preserved.
NAIDOC Week 2016. State Library of Queensland 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 life. Aboriginal language groups are connected through the sharing of Songlines with each language group responsible for parts of a Songline [NAIDOC Website].
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Aboriginal Languages

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.


This is where we as Aboriginal people can learn and share with one another and you, our languages, our methods for preserving our languages and our ways of disseminating our languages.

Welcome to "Our Languages" website. This is our place and it is your place now.

Our aim is for this to become a place where People from all around Australia will be able to share and to come together in all manner of ways to support the 250 plus Aboriginal Languages that exist in this country. From learning to commence a language program, to finding out what tools and resources exist to help, even to actually learning a language- we hope that all of these things and more will become available here, and make some difference to your journey.

If you would like to see how you can become part of the "Our Languages" website please contact us

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Black and White Unite to Take Out Top Media Gong

Black and White Unite to Take Out Top Media Gong

A film exploring Wiradjuri culture and a tribute poem to the Stolen Generation have taken out two top honours at the New South Wales Premier’s Multicultural Media awards.

26 Jul 2016 New South Wales News

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Language On Screen

Language On Screen

A NEW television series is showcasing local indigenous languages to a new audience of millions.

20 Jul 2016 New South Wales News

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Saving Miriwoong - Video Series

Saving Miriwoong - Video Series

A Language on the Brink of Extinction

12 Jul 2016 Western Australia News

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Children Celebrate NAIDOC Week

Children Celebrate NAIDOC Week

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

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Native American Students Explore Aboriginal Cultures With Sydney's Eora College in Study Tour

Native American Students Explore Aboriginal Cultures With Sydney's Eora College in Study Tour

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

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How Do We Get Indigenous Children to Succeed in School?

How Do We Get Indigenous Children to Succeed in School?

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

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Jaky Troy: Awakening Australia's Sleeping Languages

Jaky Troy: Awakening Australia's Sleeping Languages

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

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Funds To Teach Local Language

Funds To Teach Local Language

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.

08 Jul 2016 New South Wales News

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I Love My Warlpiri Language

I Love My Warlpiri 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

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Aboriginal Language Detectives

Aboriginal Language Detectives

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

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NAIDOC Week in Byron Shire

NAIDOC Week in Byron Shire

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...

07 Jul 2016 New South Wales News

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Old Language Recordings, Dancing Dreams and a Proud Teacher

Old Language Recordings, Dancing Dreams and a Proud Teacher

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

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Corey Theatre Keeps Traditional Language Alive

Corey Theatre Keeps Traditional Language Alive

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

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Table Manners In The Bush and Waking a Sleeping Language

Table Manners In The Bush and Waking a Sleeping Language

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

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NAIDOC 2016: School Leads Language Revival After Student Prompts Search for Indigenous Teacher

NAIDOC 2016: School Leads Language Revival After Student Prompts Search for Indigenous Teacher

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

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NAIDOC Week: How Elders Are Reviving Aboriginal Language Through Children's Songs

NAIDOC Week: How Elders Are Reviving Aboriginal Language Through Children's Songs

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

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The Language Teachers

The Language Teachers

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 Northern Territory News

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Wiradjuri Siblings Inspiring Future Generations Through Cultural Education

Wiradjuri Siblings Inspiring Future Generations Through Cultural Education

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

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Lost In Translation: Leading the Bunganditj Language Revival

Lost In Translation: Leading the Bunganditj Language Revival

"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

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Cleverman Showcases Revival of Australia's Indigenous Languages

Cleverman Showcases Revival of Australia's Indigenous Languages

The ABC TV series Cleverman is showcasing the revival of Australia's Indigenous languages.

04 Jul 2016 New South Wales News

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Sign Warning of Contamination in Rapid Creek 'Nonsensical' to Kriol Speakers

Sign Warning of Contamination in Rapid Creek 'Nonsensical' to Kriol Speakers

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

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NAIDOC Week 2016. State Library of Queensland

NAIDOC Week 2016. State Library of Queensland

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

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NT Minister Gives Historic Speech in Warlpiri Language

NT Minister Gives Historic Speech in Warlpiri Language

Bess Nungarrayi Price says her true voice has been “muted” in Parliament.

27 Jun 2016 Northern Territory News

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Parkes Early Childhood Centre

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

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Out Of The Box Festival: Indigenous Children Create Their Own Museum to Share Culture

Out Of The Box Festival: Indigenous Children Create Their Own Museum to Share Culture

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

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Honey Ant Hunters and Aboriginal Culture Keepers Head Bush to Revive Their Language

Honey Ant Hunters and Aboriginal Culture Keepers Head Bush to Revive Their Language

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

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Gandangara Language of the Blue Mountains Preserved by Historian Jim Barrett

Gandangara Language of the Blue Mountains Preserved by Historian Jim Barrett

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

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Bilingual Nun Tess Ward Honoured For Her Work in Remote Indigenous Community

Bilingual Nun Tess Ward Honoured For Her Work in Remote Indigenous Community

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

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Arnhem Land Singer Gawurra's Debut Album Achieves Top Nod from Rolling Stone

Arnhem Land Singer Gawurra's Debut Album Achieves Top Nod from Rolling Stone

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

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Career Milestone for Indigenous Band No Fixed Address

Career Milestone for Indigenous Band No Fixed Address

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

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Ten Amazing Things You Can Find in Canberra Libraries

Ten Amazing Things You Can Find in Canberra Libraries

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

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Northern Australia’s New Languages in the Spotlight

Northern Australia’s New Languages in the Spotlight

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

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