Mackay – Indigenous Languages Recording Workshop

The recent workshop was the next step in the Mackay region language revival journey. Since the first Information gathering workshop in 2015 Mackay Regional Council Libraries, Norell Binsiar, State Library and members of the Yuwibara people have been busy compiling a dictionary using the Miromaa Language Software program. The outcome of the latest workshop is … Read more

Living Our Languages

Living Our Languages –Symposium Indigenous Services team of SLNSW in collaboration with the University of Sydney launched NAIDOC Week with the ‘Living our Languages’ Symposium at the Mitchell Library on Wednesday 28 June 2017. We met with the Indigenous Services team who took us for a tour through the library study rooms, Indigenous exhibition wall … Read more

Indigenous Languages Residency 2017

Indigenous Languages Residency 2017 The Indigenous Languages Residency is aimed at language workers and community members who are currently working and/or researching Queensland’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages and supporting language revival programs in communities. Participants of the 2017 IL Residency came from Yarrabah, Cairns, Northern Peninsula Area and the Torres Straits and are working on a … Read more

Cairns Workshop 4-6 April 2017

After an overwhelming response from language workers in North Queensland to our workshop in Brisbane it was decided that a workshop would be held in Cairns.The workshop was held in partnership with Resource Network for Linguistic Diversity (RNLD) and North Queensland Regional Aboriginal Corporation Languages Centre (NQRACLC). We had a great turnout with participants from Cooktown, Wujal … Read more

Aurukun Workshop 21-23 March 2017

This community language workshop was held in partnership with Resource Network for Linguistic Diversity (RNLD) and the Pama Language Centre (PLC). Participants were taken through some of the modules available under the Documenting and Revitalizing Indigenous Languages (DRIL) program which aims to enhance community skills to revive traditional languages. On arriving in Aurukun we received … Read more

International Mother Language Day 21 February

International Mother Language Day.

This Sunday 21 February marks the seventeenth International Mother Language Day! The day was established in 1999 by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and aims to promote multiculturalism and linguistic diversity. Each year there is a theme to highlight multilingualism – for 2016, the theme ‘Quality education, languages of instruction and learning … Read more

New Media Toolkit – online and live!

SLQ New Media Toolkit webpage.

The State Library of Queensland’s Indigenous Languages Project received funding support during 2014-2015 from the Attorney-General’s Department Ministry for the Arts for Languages and New Media.  The project entailed technology workshops in communities as well as the development of an online toolkit to support communities and language workers. The website is now live and features ‘how to … Read more