MLT News

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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ARABANA KIDS LEARN LANGUAGE ON-COUNTRY

May 8, 2019

The Mobile Language Team in partnership with the Arabana community recently held an On-Country Arabana language camp for kids, teens and adults. The camp, the first of its kind for the Arabana community, was a great success, with about 60 Arabana people, including 25 children and teens, able to attend, learn and speak language across three days and […]

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TRAINEE RUNS NUKUNU LANGUAGE IMMERSION WORKSHOP

January 30, 2019

Trainee Aboriginal language worker Anil Samy recently ran a Nukunu language workshop for his close family in Adelaide. His relative in Alice Springs was also able to join via video chat, demonstrating how technology can aid language revival activities. A highlight of the workshop was Anil teaching over 20 words and a number of sentences to the group using […]

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ARABANA LANGUAGE CLUB END OF YEAR CELEBRATION

January 15, 2019

The Arabana language club held a language party at the Adelaide Botanic Gardens to celebrate the end of a great year of learning and sharing Arabana. The members of the club organised fun language games and activities for the Arabana kids and teens who attended. Games included a memory game on the grass using A4 picture flashcards, finding matching words in […]

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