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Explore Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Languages in your library

Even though the 2019 International Year of Indigenous Language (IYIL2019) is ending, libraries and communities can keep working together to support and champion Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages. There are many ways that libraries and communities can work together to develop a profile of the languages in the community. State Library has developed a … Read more

Bilingual signage a hit in Hope Vale!

IKC Coordinator Shirley Costello stands next to bilingual signage on Movies stand.

Have you ever wondered how bilingual signage might improve the engagement of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander or other languages other than English (LOTE) community members with your library service? The Hope Vale Indigenous Knowledge Centre (IKC) recently found out by introducing bilingual signage in Guugu Yimidhirr and English throughout their IKC. To celebrate the … Read more

National Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander Children’s Day

National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Day logo

We Play, We Learn, We Belong In 2019, National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day celebrates the early years and promotes the importance of early years’ education and care for our little ones. We recognise the critical role that family, community, country and culture play in their development. Children’s Day has been celebrated on … Read more

National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day on 4 August 2018

National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children's Day poster

National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day (Children’s Day) is a time for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families to celebrate the strengths and culture of their children. The day is an opportunity for all Australians to show their support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and to learn about the crucial impact … Read more

National Reconciliation Week: Activities for your library

National Reconciliation Week 2018

National Reconciliation Week is 27 May – 3 June andReconciliation Australia invites all “Australians to learn more about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and histories, to share that knowledge and help us grow as a nation”. This year’s theme Don’t Keep History A Mystery: Learn. Share. Grow encourages Australians to ask themselves what they … Read more

National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day: 4 August

Warraber IKC - Torres Strait Island Regional Council

This day celebrates the strength and culture of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, and highlights the 20th anniversary of the Bringing them Home Report which is reflected in this year’s theme: Value Our Rights, Respect Our Culture, Bring Us Home.     Get involved and start planning your activities and events today! Visit the … Read more