Advancing the sustainability of Indigenous languages

Welcome to the Resource Network for Linguistic Diversity

Our mission

    RNLD's mission is to advance the sustainability of Indigenous languages and to increase the participation of Indigenous peoples in all aspects of language documentation and revitalisation through training, resource sharing, networking, and advocacy.

    Through our activities, we contribute to the holistic health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities by providing direct relief from the suffering and distress that arises from the loss of Indigenous languages and the consequent alienation from cultural heritage and Indigenous identity.

     

    Resources & activities

    On this site, you will find a wide range of resources to support the documentation and revitalisation of the world's languages. We hope you find them helpful in your language work. To use our resources and to learn more about us and our activities, please choose from the menu items above.

     

    Donate to our work

    ACNCRNLD relies on grants and donations to carry out our projects and to support the community members who take part in our DRIL training workshops. Please contact us if you would like to donate and financially support the work that RNLD does. All sponsors are acknowledged on our Donations Page and in our publications.

     

    Highlights

     

    Each month we highlight recent training workshops run by our Documenting and Revitalising Indigenous Languages (DRIL) training program.

    On 9-11 May, Margaret Florey and Andrew Tanner travelled all the way over to the WA mid-west coast to run a workshop at the Irra Wangga Language Centre at the Bundiyarra Community Aboriginal Corporation in Geraldton. Participants came from as far away as Port Hedland to gain skills in learning about and teaching their own languages. We were lucky enough to have people representing the Wajarri, Nhanda, Ngarlawangga and Badimaya language groups at the workshop. By the end, each participant had produced a PowerPoint presentation on the sounds of their language, illustrated with embedded digital recordings of themselves pronouncing example words. It was certainly a moving experience for many to record and hear themselves speaking their language for the first time.

    Godfrey and Nadine Group activity Irene and Nola

    Raymond and Tasha

    Jenny and Irene Bianca wordhunting Nerissa wordhunting Glenys and Nerissa

     

    Intern or Volunteer

    RNLD is always looking for volunteers and interns to work with us in our office. Please see our volunteers page for information.

     

    Follow us

    You can follow us on Facebook Follow RNLD group on Facebook and Twitter Follow RNLD on Twitter to learn more about our activities and to keep up to date with news and events around the world.

     

    Racism. It Stops With Me

    RNLD is proud to have joined forces with some of Australia’s leading businesses, sporting bodies and NGO’s to support the "Racism. It Stops With Me" campaign. For more information about the campaign go to itstopswithme.humanrights.gov.au or follow the campaign on Twitter @ItStopsWithMe.

     

    Our members are located all over the world