MLT News

ABORIGINAL ARTISTS DEVELOP LANGUAGE LEARNING MATERIALS

July 10, 2020

This week the Mobile Language Team proudly launched new language learning materials for the Wangkangurru and Arabana communities. Over the past six months Wangkangurru artists Aulpunda Jean Barr-Crombie and Anpanuwa Joyce Crombie (‘Two Sisters Talking’) have been hard at work to develop a set of beautifully illustrated language learning flashcards accompanied by the Wangkangurru names […]

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LEIGH CREEK AREA SCHOOL A MODEL FOR ABORIGINAL LANGUAGE LEARNING

March 26, 2020

The Mobile Language Team has been working partnership with Leigh Creek Area School (LCAS) since 2019 to develop Adnyamathanha language resources and to research methods of incorporating language teaching across the R-12 school. LCAS is perfectly positioned in their mission to achieve bilingual education in the near future. The school is located on traditional Adnyamathanha […]

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EXPLORING INDIGENOUS LANGUAGES LINGUISTICS

March 3, 2020

Written by Lakota Gibbons Kicking off 2020, I had the privilege of receiving the opportunity to take part in an intensive linguistics course in Darwin, focusing on Indigenous languages, at the Charles Darwin University campus. The course, held in February, was an AILI (Australian Indigenous Languages Institute) scholarship program aimed at Indigenous Australians without University […]

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PITJANTJATJARA YANKUNYTJATJARA LANGUAGE AND CULTURE SCHOOL

February 10, 2020

Another year has kicked off with the highly popular Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Language and Culture Summer School, at the beautiful Magill Campus, University of South Australia. This year over forty keen learners joined a team of Anangu Tutors and support staff to learn the Pitjantjatjara and Yankunytjatjara languages of the Western Desert region. For two weeks […]

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ADNYAMATHANHA LANGUAGE CURRICULUM AND CULTURAL TRAIL IN THE FLINDERS RANGES

December 1, 2019

Over the past 12 months the MLT has been engaging with the Leigh Creek community to develop a range of Adnyamathanha language projects. Leigh Creek is a former coal-mining town in the Flinders Ranges, and has approximately 250 residents. The Leigh Creek Area School (LCAS) approached the MLT for assistance with Adnyamathanha language resource development […]

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FILMING YANKUNYTJATJARA ELDERS AT ULURU FOR YEAR OF INDIGENOUS LANGUAGES

November 4, 2019

The MLT has been celebrating 2019 UNESCO International Year of Indigenous Languages with a recent trip to Uluru to kick off the Yankunytjatjara Storyteller’s project. The Yankunytjatjara Storyteller’s project was funded through the UNESCO Year of Indigenous Languages grant fund to record Yankunytjatjara storytellers of Uluru speak in Yankunytjatjara about country, culture and Wapar (Ancestral […]

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PULIIMA LANGUAGE & TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE 2019

October 21, 2019

The biannual Puliima Indigenous languages & technology conference was held this year, the International year of Indigenous Languages, in Darwin. I had the privilege of receiving an invitation from First Languages Australia, as apart of the Young Champions program, coordinated by Annalee Pope. Firstly it was wonderful to be in the top end of our […]

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KARRAWAṞA (EAGLE) FLYING HIGH IN BIRDSVILLE

July 2, 2019

In June 2019 the Mobile Language Team travelled to Birdsville to attend the launch of the Karrawaṟa (eagle) sculpture installation in the remote Queensland town of Birdsville. The sculpture is the brainchild of Wangkangurru/Yarluyandi siblings Aulpunda Jean Crombie and Anpanuwa Joyce Crombie, with the support of  brother Jim Crombie. The karrawaṟa eagle represents the minpaṟu (clever man/healer) named Marna-Thangki […]

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GROUNDED IN TRUTH – WALKING TOGETHER WITH COURAGE

June 4, 2019

2019 Reconciliation Week was a great success for the Mobile Language Team with the team’s Senior Aboriginal Language Worker presenting to kids in classrooms the truth about our Aboriginal Languages, not only in the state of South Australia but also across this great nation.  Children at Netley Kindy were treated to a duo team singing […]

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