Advancing the sustainability of Indigenous languages

Welcome

 

RNLD stands alongside Indigenous people who know there is a strong link between their language work and community resilience, health, wellbeing and cultural identity. We support the sustainability of Indigenous Languages and Indigenous peoples’ ownership of their language documentation and revitalisation. We are responsive to community need, and offer training, advocacy, networking, professional development and information sharing.

 

NOTE: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander visitors to this website are advised that it may contain names and images of people who have passed away.

 

Resources & activities

On this site, you will find a wide range of resources to support the documentation and revitalisation of Indigenous 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.

DRIL trainers Emma & Amy returned to Groote Eylandt over September 12-14 for the third DRIL workshop at the Groote Eylandt Language Centre.

We started by looking at how nouns work in Anindilyakwa, and on day two we delved into the complex verb system. Throughout the workshop, we based our analyses on two short stories (in Anindilyakwa) that the group nominated. Using the stories, we identified nouns and verbs, plus suffixes and prefixes that might be found on different types of words. We discussed how some of these suffixes and prefixes can be used to change meaning.

We identified some older, lesser-known words in the stories, which the language centre may feature as part of its “Word of the Day” project. We had a go at writing definitions for some of these words, in Anindilyakwa. We also spent some time developing teaching resources and activities based on the stories.

       

 

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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.

 

RNLD acknowledges the traditional owners of the land and seas of Australia, of elders past and present on whose land we work.