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.

Over 3-5 October Emma Murphy and Ebony Joachim had the pleasure of running a workshop at the Woorabinda Indigenous Knowledge Centre in Woorabinda, Queensland. We had a core group of people a part of the workshop with a number of languages represented. During the workshop we focused on four languages – Manbarra, a dialect of the Wulguru language group; Baradha, a dialect of the Biri language group; Ghungabula; and Goreng Goreng.

Over the two and a half days participants work towards creating a PowerPoint resource that highlighted the sounds of each of the four languages. Example words were found for each sound and then the group recorded their sounds and words to add to the resource. Their resources they created will help the group to build more interest in the community to do language work or learn their language. 

The biggest highlight was individuals in the group sharing with us songs they have written in their languages. They recorded their songs to teach kids in the language classes at the Woorabinda State School and also to share with others in the community.

Thanks to everyone that welcomed us and shared their history, stories and songs with us. Thank you to Big Uncle for doing all the work on the ground and also to AJ and Douglas at the Woorabinda Indigenous Knowledge Centre for being so accommodating and hosting the workshop.

       

 

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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.