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Indigenous Literacy Day 2019

Wednesday 4 September is Indigenous Literacy Day – a national celebration of Indigenous culture, stories, language and literacy; as well as raising awareness of the need to improve literacy levels among Indigenous children. The Indigenous Literacy Foundation has a range of projects and activities to support literacy development; one of the most popular being the … Read more

2019 INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF INDIGENOUS LANGUAGES: WORD OF THE WEEK – WEEK THIRTY-THREE.

As part of State Library’s commitment to the 2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages, we will be promoting a ‘word of the week’ from one of the 125+ Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages and dialects from across Queensland. State Library’s ‘word of the week’ for Week Thirty-Three is giz nur [pronounced ghiz noor], from … Read more

2019 INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF INDIGENOUS LANGUAGES: WORD OF THE WEEK – WEEK TWENTY-SIX.

As part of State Library’s commitment to the 2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages, we will be promoting a ‘word of the week’ from one of the 125+ Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages and dialects from across Queensland. State Library’s ‘word of the week’ for Week Twenty-Six is bi akarida [pronounced be arka-reeda], from … Read more

Borobi Day – 31 May 2019!

Earlier in the year, the Commonwealth Games Minister Kate Jones announced that Borobi was coming out of retirement to play the important role of Indigenous Languages Ambassador. Borobi will partner with Yugambeh Museum to promote Indigenous language and culture as part of the 2019 International year of Indigenous Languages. Schools and community groups are encouraged … Read more

2019 INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF INDIGENOUS LANGUAGES: WORD OF THE WEEK – WEEK TWENTY-TWO.

As part of State Library’s commitment to the 2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages, we will be promoting a ‘word of the week’ from one of the 125+ Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages and dialects from across Queensland. State Library’s ‘word of the week’ for Week Twenty-Two is Tadaisa netat berda [pronounced Tar-dai-sa net-at … Read more

2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages ‘Word of the Week’: Week Nineteen.

As part of State Library’s commitment to the 2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages, we will be promoting a ‘word of the week’ from one of the 125+ Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages and dialects from across Queensland. State Library’s word of the week for week eighteen coincides with Mother’s Day – apu from … Read more

Royal Australian Mint IYIL2019 Fifty Cent Coin

This week the Royal Australian Mint announced the release of a commemorative 50 cent coin for the International Year of Indigenous Languages! The new coin features the word for ‘money’ in fourteen Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages from across Australia. The Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS) collaborated on the initiative … Read more

International Mother Language Day, 21 February 2019.

Thursday 21 February marks International Mother Language Day – a day set aside by the United Nations to raise awareness of the loss of Indigenous languages across the world. Since 2000, International Mother Language Day highlights key issues for traditional languages – the 2019 theme is “Indigenous languages matter for development, peace building and reconciliation”. The theme is … Read more

2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages ‘Word of the Week’: Week Two.

As part of State Library’s commitment to the 2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages, we will be promoting a ‘word of the week’ from one of the 125+ Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages and dialects from across Queensland. State Library’s Word of the Week for Week Two is warup which is from the Torres Strait … Read more