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.

    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

    RNLD 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.

     

    This month, we're highlighting the Flex DRIL workshop held in Halls Creek, WA from 1-2 November, and celebrating the first two graduations from our Certificate III in Aboriginal Languages for Communities and Workplaces that took place in October.

    TOP ROW: big congratulations to all of our Certificate III graduates at Wangka Maya Pilbara Aboriginal Language Centre in South Hedland, WA and Mirima Dawang Woorlab-gerring in Kununurra, WA!

    BOTTOM ROW: On 1-2 November 2016 DRIL trainers Margaret Florey and Jessica Solla visited Halls Creek to run a Flexible DRIL workshop. There was a strong turn out of 15 participants, representing four different languages from Mulan, Warmun, Frog Hollow, Fitzroy Crossing and Halls Creek. On the first day, the participants worked to identify their strengths and how they could contribute to a language team. They also learnt about the key principles of immersion language teaching and began to practise teaching short lessons in their languages. On the second day of the workshop, participants learnt more about scaffolding and planning out a sequence of language lessons, with a focus on repetition and working towards clear outcomes for their students.

     

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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.

     

    Our members are located all over the world