Other projects Living Languages has been involved in
Stay tuned as we update this section with info about past and present projects.
Where have we had workshops before?
Living Languages/RNLD workshops since May 2018.
For details of previous workshops, see the RNLD website.
Andrew from Living Languages and Roko from Nyamba Buru Yawuru have just spent 3 days in South Arnhem Land running a workshop with Jocelyn, Betty, Chiyo and Rosemary from the Banatjarl Strongbala Wimun Grup, responsible for passing on the highly endangered Jawoyn language and culture to the next generation of speakers, based at Barunga School, NT.
Over the first two weeks in September, we worked with representatives from five language groups who gathered at AIATSIS, in Canberra, to explore the archives, research historical records and repatriate important material back to their communities.
Every two years we are lucky enough to have the Puliima Indigenous Languages and Technology Conference somewhere in this amazing country. The 2019 Puliima has just wrapped up in Darwin on Larrakia country: as always, an inspiring week of catching up with old friends, meeting new ones, and sharing ideas and skills.
Living Languages/RNLD trainer Amy kicked off the 2020 financial year in sunny QLD over 17-22 July, running separate training workshops with Aaron (Pitta Pitta) and Sandra (Jandai) in Brisbane, and presenting at the Minjerribah Languages Forum, at Minjerribah (North Stradbroke Island).
At the end of June, trainers Emma and Amy spent a wonderful week on beautiful Croker Island helping out with the Minjilang Language Project with ARDS Aboriginal Corporation and language teachers at Mamaruni School.
May 2019 saw our first ever Professional Development Workshop for Youth. Living Languages/RNLD has previously had six Professional Development Workshops but none for a specific age group. For 2019's PD Workshop, we targeted youth doing any type of language work, from around the country, aged 18-30. Participants came from various places and language groups from around Australia, to participate in a 4-day workshop in Melbourne.
Trainers Kumanjayi (Andrew) and Mata (Amy) travelled to Parnngurr community in the Western Desert region in early May for a workshop in partnership with Kanyirninpa Jukurrpa and Martu people from Parnngurr, Punmu, Kunawarritji, and Jigalong communities.
At the end of April, Living Languages/RNLD trainer Ebony, along with former RNLD trainer, Jess Solla, held a workshop at Mirima Dawang Woorlab-gerring Language Centre in Kununurra.
Ebony and Andrew spent three days in Port Augusta, SA during the first week of March, working with an amazing group of Adnyamathanha language warriors – some local, and some travelling from as far away as Leigh Creek and Copley on Adnyamathanha country.
Amy and Emma spent four huge, inspiring and language-packed days training on Groote Eylandt over 11-14 February, hosted by the Groote Eylandt Language Centre.