MLT News

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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INTERNS TO SUPPORT THE REVIVAL OF ABORIGINAL LANGUAGES

August 11, 2020

The Mobile Language Team has been busy training the next generation of linguists to continue supporting the vital work of language revival as part of our new internship programme. In 2019 the MLT welcomed two promising young interns Sophie Caon and Suvam Sinha. Both Sophie and Suvam are majoring in Linguistics at the University of […]

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LANGUAGE AND LAND

August 3, 2020

The CSIRO recently launched the ‘Our Knowledge, Our Way’ guidelines. This publication offers best-practice advice about working within Indigenous knowledge systems to care for country. The Mobile Language Team in partnership with Dr Veronica Arbon were proud to contribute a case study centred around the Arabana On-Country Language Camps to the publication. The impact of […]

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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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