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.
The NSW government has announced it will propose legislation for protecting and reviving NSW Aboriginal languages.
18 Nov 2016 National News
SBS World News Radio: New South Wales is to become the first Australian state to introduce legislation to protect Aboriginal languages.
The landmark bill will recognise Aboriginal people as the owners...
17 Nov 2016 New South Wales News
NSW will take the lead in Australia in introducing laws to protect traditional Aboriginal languages under a Baird government plan to preserve and revive the critically-endangered tongues.
16 Nov 2016 New South Wales News
Aboriginal languages once spoken in hushed and fearful tones will now be recognised and protected in legislation, the NSW government says.
The New South Wales Government has announced plans to legislate to protect and revitalise Aboriginal languages.
In Noongar country, in the south-west of Western Australia, researchers are building the first Wikipedia site in an Aboriginal Australian language.
11 Nov 2016 Western Australia News
A conference held last month, called the Australian Conference for Computers in Education, unveiled research into the impact of humanoid robots on students’ computational thinking.
09 Nov 2016 National News
Eight Indigenous broadcasting operators from around the globe are meeting in Sydney to discuss and celebrate Indigenous cultures around the world.
07 Nov 2016 National News
Wigglemania has swept through the far north Queensland Aboriginal community of Yarrabah.
04 Nov 2016 Queensland News
When central Queensland Indigenous elder Nhaya Nicky Hatfield started piecing her Darumbal language together, she vowed that one day her grandchildren would speak it fluently.
03 Nov 2016 Queensland News
Researchers are on the hunt for copies of newsletters produced in Indigenous communities around Australia in the latter half of the 20th century.
01 Nov 2016 National News
STUDENTS at Bathurst West Public School are undertaking lessons in Wiradyuri language thanks to an ongoing needs-based funding program.
01 Nov 2016 New South Wales News
At the age of 4, Bella Devyatkina speaks six foreign languages fluently, plus her native Russian.
28 Oct 2016 International
Linguists are using new technology to return decades-old recordings of near-extinct languages to the communities where they were made.
26 Oct 2016 Victorian News
A project in development by the Australian Literacy and Numeracy Foundation aims to revolutionise the teaching and learning of literacy in indigenous communities across Australia.
25 Oct 2016 National News
The local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community are invited to participate in a day of Gathang - the traditional Aboriginal language spoken on Biripi country.
25 Oct 2016 New South Wales News
The Aboriginal language of the Malgana people of Shark Bay, Western Australia, is rarely heard these days, but as a group of women and men just proved, many are eager...
24 Oct 2016 Western Australia News
A leading Aboriginal language educator has criticised the Department of Education's management of Indigenous languages in NSW schools.
24 Oct 2016 New South Wales News
Nyarri Nyarri Morgan has hat hair. Snowy white kiss curls are plastered against his forehead. Beside him is his hat: desert dusty, black felt, wide brim. His shirt buttons shine,...
22 Oct 2016 National News
Only three fluent speakers of Marra remain. ‘My Grandmother’s Lingo’ is an interactive animation that asks users to speak words from this endangered Aboriginal language.
19 Oct 2016 International
A new television series seeks to support the successful transition from home to school for Indigenous children and their families.
19 Oct 2016 National News
One to two Indigenous languages are being lost every year, say experts who estimate if the trend continues only 50 Indigenous languages will be left by the year 2050.
In his classic 1978 novel Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy, British author Douglas Adams wrote of a leech-like translator fish that could be put inside a person's ear and enable...
17 Oct 2016 National News
Andy Mason visited the Muurrbay Aboriginal Language & Culture Co-operative.
15 Oct 2016 New South Wales News
Almost half of the roughly 6,900 languages spoken around the world today are endangered. Scarily, the rate of extinction is accelerating and there is a whole lot at stake.
06 Oct 2016 National News
With our digital world dominated by English, minority and endangered languages struggle to be seen and heard. A new interactive documentary launched online today by SBS, My Grandmother’s Lingo, attempts...
06 Oct 2016 Queensland News
A first of its kind after school program on the NSW South Coast is helping Indigenous children connect with their culture and country.
05 Oct 2016 New South Wales News
HISTORY was made at Korora Lookout yesterday with the official opening of an indigenous, interpretive walking track.
04 Oct 2016 New South Wales News
FAIRBANKS — The map linguist Michael Krauss created in 1974 wasn’t the first of its kind, but its careful attention to detail has secured its lasting impact for understanding and...
03 Oct 2016 International
One is a mainstay of the Australian and Indigenous music scenes, the other a rising voice aiming to preserve the Gunditj-Mara language through song. Archie Roach and Corey Theatre spoke...
27 Sep 2016 South Australia News
The world's first Aboriginal Australian language video game has put smiles on the faces of Indigenous children who never thought they'd see their culture reflected in a game.
27 Sep 2016 Australian Capital Territory News
On a Sydney September night last week, ghosts with shields danced on the flat grass outside the Rose Garden Pavilion at the Royal Botanic Garden. The Bangarra Dance Theatre eloquently...
26 Sep 2016 New South Wales News
You can now search through all the major National and State Libraries including AIATSIS for language evidence right here on the Our Languages website. We have put together the list of links which will take you directly to the search pages so you can begin looking straight away. Please have a look at the excellent TROVE website which is constantly receiving new information added.
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