Jeremy Saunders talks about the importance of revitalising endangered languages and how he has been going about it.
A young woman goes on a journey to find herself and educate the broader community about what it really is to be an Aboriginal person.
For tens of thousands of years, the rich and beautiful sounds of thousands of languages washed across this earth. Over all of Australia it is believed there were more than 500 at one time. Around 200 years ago, a new language began to replace them, sweeping across Australia with such force that some parts of it could no longer hear the voices that told its stories and held its secrets. A deep silence seemed to be looming. Then, finally, a change began. As the volume of the old words faded to a whisper in some places, the people who are their custodians began to take action, calling for respect, for the rights to speak and be heard in their traditional tongues, while stirring everyone to appreciate the treasury of knowledge held in their languages. The Queensland Indigenous Languages Advisory Committee was formed in 2005 in recognition of the need for a state body to advocate for Indigenous languages. Many of the group have known each other for many years prior through informal language networks. Together they have achieved many things for Queensland languages. Over the years the women have found a collective passion for music and song. Some just love to sing and others wants to see their songs passed on the younger women. It was decided that for one meeting the women would each bring a song in their language to share with the others. This contemporary musical gathering seeded the realisation singing in this way gives new life to the ancient process of sharing music between communities, and empowers the participants to share their languages. Join with them, by listening or singing along, to let their ancient lands once again - and in ever louder volume - hear the voices that hold and tell its stories.
This is a story about a dynamic group of women who are reviving the GunaiKurnai language throughout East Gippsland in Victoria.
A few people speak the Indigenous Djabuguy language fluently. Michael Quinn, an Englishman, is one of them.
After writing a script in English, it was decided that the best way to share a Parnkalla (Barngarla) story about a Shelly Beach was to do it by including local language into the story, just how it may be used today.
Set in Wajarri country inland from Geraldton, Western Australia. Rosalie Jones cooks some Marlu Guga - kangaroo meat and some Damba - damper for her family while speaking the Wajarri language.
A language that's transforming a town. In Parkes each week, over 1000 people learn the Wiradjuri language, taught in every primary school as well as in high schools and at TAFE.
Short stories and language from Wadawurrung country in Victoria.
David Day has made over 40 pieces of art - turtles, stingrays, manta rays and fish - from ocean rubbish. Some pieces are purely made out of thongs, others made out of mixed marine debris.
This is a story about fishing methods in Bardi Jawi country on the Dampier Peninsula in the West Kimberley. The Bardi Jawi Rangers share their local knowledge including Bardi words for local fish.
Rhonda Radley is a descendant of the Gathan and Dunghutti speaking people. She drives a movement to bring women from different Aboriginal groups together, and to revive culture through language and practices.
When Aunty Lee Healy decided to make the first dictionary for the Taungurung language she didn't know what she was in for.
Connection song that welcomes people to Gamillaroi Land in traditional language, sung by students from a local Public School.
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