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John Atkinson - VIC | Language, Communities, John, Involved, Small, Support, Though, Worthwhile | FATSILC, Fed. Aboriginal Torres Strait Island Languages and Culture
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Vice Chairperson

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John AtkinsonEducation Officer for the Koori Heritage Trust. John is a Bangerang man, who has been involved in language programs for many years.

John is a founding member of Victorian Aboriginal Languages Corporation.

In Victoria we have seen communities take language programs from a stage of retrieval and revival, right up to producing dictionaries and actually teaching the language. That has been a very worthwhile process even though we still have only a small number of communities involved. It's really important that we continue to support and encourage our communities in this work. I've recently rejoined the FATSIL committee after a few years away, and I find the changes very exciting. The future looks good.