Indigenous languages

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Journal article

"Language breathes life"- Barngarla community perspectives on the wellbeing impacts of reclaiming a dormant Australian Aboriginal language

Little research has sought to identify the potential psychological benefits that may derive from language reclamation. The main purpose of the Barngarla Language and Wellbeing Study is to assess the effectiveness of language revival in improving the mental health and social and emotional wellbeing of...
Strategy

Nintiringanyi: National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander language teaching and employment strategy

This strategy document highlights key actions for each state's and territory’s consideration in appropriately developing and supporting Indigenous language teachers in schools. This strategy was first published in 2018, and was updated in January 2019.
Evaluation

North West Wiradjuri Language and Culture Nest

This is an evaluation report of the North West Wiradjuri Language and Culture Nest. The purpose of the nest is to revitalise the Wiradjuri Language as an integral part of local traditional Aboriginal culture and identity.
Evaluation

Gumbaynggirr Language and Culture Nest

This is an evaluation report of the Gumbaynggirr Language and Culture Nest in Coffs Harbour. The purpose of the nest is to revitalise the Gumbaynggirr language as an integral part of local traditional Aboriginal culture and identity.
Guide

Protocol on Indigenous language interpreting for Commonwealth government agencies

This protocol provides guidance to all agencies and their contracted service providers on policies and processes that are needed to promote engagement of Indigenous interpreters in policy and program development, engagement, consultation and service delivery.
Guide

A guide to using respectful and inclusive language and terminology

Using respectful and inclusive language and terminology is an essential component of reconciliation and strengthening relationships between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and the wider Australian community. This is a comprehensive guide to using respectful language when referring to First Nations Australians.
Policy report

Aboriginal and dual naming policy

The purpose of this document is to provide advice and direction to the Tasmanian community about the application of Aboriginal names for naming Tasmanian geographic features and places.
Video

In search of Indigenous Australian languages webinar

This webinar outlines some useful tools to apply Austlang codes to catalogue records - improving the discovery of Indigenous Australian language material.
Article

APO Digital Inclusion Collection brief: May 2019

This month's Digital Inclusion snapshot examines three recent reports. Two of these survey digital transformation strategies and initiatives of Australia’s federal, state and territory governments, and the third is a recent New Zealand Government blueprint making a more explicit connection between digital transformation and digital...
Video

Vicki Couzens: Preserving Indigenous language in the 21st century

Dr Vicki Couzens spoke at ANZSOG's Reimagining Public Administration conference on February 20, as part of the 'Year of Indigenous languages’ plenary. The plenary was particularly poignant given 2019 is the United Nations Year of Indigenous Languages. “Our language is scarce so we are revitalising...