Indigenous languages

NARROWER TERMS
Policy

Many voices: Indigenous languages policy

This policy has been developed to support Queensland activities that help preserve, grow and strengthen Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander traditional and contemporary languages.
Working paper

Language use is connected to indicators of wellbeing: evidence from the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Survey 2014–15

Applying cross-sectional regressions analysis to data from the 2014–15 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Survey (NATSISS), this study examines the link between the use of Indigenous languages and a range of wellbeing indicators.
Report

National Indigenous languages report

This report supports what Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have consistently asserted about the importance of language; speaking language provides cultural, social and economic benefits to individuals, communities and the nation.
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.