Catch-up on Aboriginal language news and music with Nganampa Wangka.

Nganampa Wangka is a show about South Australian Aboriginal languages and about what we are doing to maintain, revive and reclaim them.

Nganampa Wangka is broadcast every Friday at 7pm on Radio Adelaide, 101.5FM. Catch the latest episode below.

Hosted by Mobile Language Team staff Karina Lester & Lakota Milera-Weetra.

Older episodes can be found via the Radio Adelaide website.

Latest Episode

Catch the latest episode of Nganampa Wangka below and listen to some great Aboriginal interviews, news pieces and music

Catch up on this segment produced by CBAA and explore the importance of language and the concept of ‘what does ‘justice’ even mean if no one speaks your language?’

“It’s a human right to have an interpreter… and so important because language is so much bigger than just a way of communication, it’s about culture and about land and about your ancestral stories or Yankunytjatjara mob use the term Wapar, but it just unlocks all of that through your knowledge of your language and it’s identity” -Karina Lester

This radio story was originally produced by the CBAA’s National Features and Documentary Series and financially supported by the Community Broadcasting Foundation.

Listen to the latest episode by clicking the link above. Karina Lester hosts this week’s shows.

Special Features

Catch up on interviews with influential Aboriginal artists, language warriors and visionaries on the Nganampa Wangka show

MLT Co-Manager and Senior Language Worker Karina Lester shares her reflections on the new Closing the Gap Agreement on ABC Radio Adelaide. Interview courtesy of ABC Radio Adelaide.

Catch up with Karina and Lakota discussing the Black Lives Matter movement

Nganampa Wangka host Anil Samy catches up with Natasha Wanganeen (pictured) to discuss her work as an actor, producer and writer.

She is an AFI winning actress and is best known for her roles in Rabbit-Proof Fence (2002), Jessica (2004), Redfern Now (2014), Secret River (2015), Cargo (2017), Stormboy (2018), Bunker the last fleet (2019), Ranger (2019), 2067 (2018) and Dic & Lucy (2019).

Karina Lester catches up with Tapaya Edwards (pictured, right) to discuss traditional fire management practices. Karina and Tapaya speak Pitjantjatjara language throughout, with Karina providing translations.