Indigenous Language Research and Training Opportunities 2017

Leang helping Joyce from Hervey Bay.

State Library will once again offer a range of training and research opportunities for community language workers during the first half of 2017. These opportunities enable community members to access some of the language materials to be found in State Library collections.

Meston Notebook Extract.

State Library/Resource Network for Linguistic Diversity Training Workshops (March-April 2017)

Due to the demand following the December 2016 workshop, State Library will be partnering with Indigenous Language centres to host training workshops in March and April 2017. This workshop will be run in partnership with the Resource Network for Linguistic Diversity (RNLD) and aims to build upon and extend previous research workshops and enhance the research skills and knowledge of community language workers. An innovation for this year’s workshop is for participants to work through the Flex Mode of the Documenting and Revitalising Indigenous Languages program and apply this training to their research. The training workshops will be limited to a maximum of 15 participants at each event.

Indigenous Languages Residency (June 2017)

2016 Indigenous Languages Residents.

This research event has been running for 5 years and is very popular with community language workers who want to do in-depth work on their community language. As part of its Indigenous Languages Strategy, the State Library of Queensland is hosting an Indigenous Languages Residency at the State Library in Brisbane from 12-16 June 2017. The Indigenous Languages Residency provides assistance to community language workers to cover travel and accommodation costs associated with the Residency.

Further details on the 2017 Indigenous Languages Residency will be made available closer to the dates.

Norman Tayley presenting at  2012 Research Discovery Workshop.

Keep an eye on the Indigenous Languages Blog as well as the Training pages for upcoming research and training events.

Desmond Crump

Indigenous Languages Coordinator, Queensland Memory.

SLQ Indigenous Languages webpages