MLT News

MLT VISITS FAR WEST LANGUAGES CENTRE

May 20, 2021

Last week Sophie, Suvam, Lakota and Celeste from MLT travelled to Ceduna to do some work with the Far West Languages Centre. MLT team members participated in several consultations, ran some training for Far West Languages Centre staff and did some recording.   MLT provided training in recording, elicitation and transcription. By the end of […]

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HARNESSING VIRTUAL REALITY FOR LANGUAGE REVIVAL

April 12, 2021

Colleen Strangways is an Arabana photographer, filmmaker and founder of Nharla Photography. In 2019 Colleen attended a Virtual Reality (VR) workshop and immediately recognised its potential for bringing First Nations’ land, language and oral histories to life. The Mobile Language Team, in partnership with KuArts, were successful in receiving funding from the Australia Council for […]

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ATHU NHANHIKA ARABANA BILINGUAL CHILDREN’S BOOK

February 9, 2021

Published in 2020 by the MLT Press, Athu Nhanhika ‘I Saw’ is a collaborative language and literacy project between the Arabana community and the MLT. Athu Nhanhika is a bilingual children’s picture book. The story was written by Thanthi Syd Strangways, Arabana speaker and Elder. This story tells of what he saw walking through his […]

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TWO WAYS SCIENCE IN PT AUGUSTA FOR NAIDOC WEEK

November 19, 2020

During NAIDOC week a group of MLT staff, Pt Augusta Secondary School staff and Year 11 students visited the Pt Augusta Arid Lands Botanic Gardens to get their hands dirty! Two Ways Science means that both Aboriginal and Western methodologies and perspectives are brought together to strengthen our understanding of the world. The students went […]

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ADNYAMATHANHA DICTIONARY LAUNCHED IN ADELAIDE

November 6, 2020

Co-Authors Terrence Coulthard and Josie Coulthard launched the Adnyamathanha Culture Guide and Language Book in Adelaide last week. This resource includes over 400 pages detailing cultural practices, muda (songlines), music, social history, grammar, kinship system and is a two-way dictionary (English to Adnyamathanha, Adnyamathanha to English). Terrence Coulthard, an Adnyamathanha speaker, has been developing this […]

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REAWAKENING YANKUNYTJATJARA RESOURCES

October 12, 2020

The MLT recently conducted fieldwork in the APY lands to reawaken and reimagine some underutilised and out-of-print resources. Through meetings with educational experts in the region to get an idea of their wants and needs, it was decided that videos published online would be a great way for teachers and students to access existing language […]

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GETTING CREATIVE WITH OODNADATTA ABORIGINAL SCHOOL

October 8, 2020

The MLT recently visited Oodnadatta Aboriginal school to run an art development workshop with the very talented students there. This fits into the MLT’s overarching goal to collaboratively create more learning resources for the languages of South Australia. Students of all ages spent the afternoon discussing the different types of birds which can be seen […]

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ADNYAMATHANHA LANGUAGE FILMING IN THE FLINDERS RANGES

September 9, 2020

The MLT has proudly been working with Adnyamathanha Elders and Leigh Creek Area School (LCAS) staff with the translation and film production of a Muda (cultural history) significant to the Leigh Creek region. This Muda traces the origin of the ranges itself and tells of how coal came to be in the Leigh Creek area. […]

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LANGUAGES RECOGNISED AS KEY TO CLOSING THE GAP

August 14, 2020

The National Agreement on Closing the Gap was announced last month which set a number of key outcomes to be completed by 2031. Outcome 16 states that by 2031 “there is a sustained increase in number and strength of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages being spoken.” The Mobile Language Team have been involved in discussions […]

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