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Voice of the Land - Volume 16

Our Languages Are the Voice of the Land

The FATSIL NEWSLETTER OCTOBER, 2000
ABORIGINAL AND TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER CORPORATION OF LANGUAGES
VOLUME 16

Ngai kawaren budharumbaia kurralbooya
I was running with the spirit of the people.

Mununjali man Shane Paulseri summed up the emotion as he felt as he proudly ran the Olympic flame through the main sreet of Beaudesert in South East Queensland on 11 June this year, saying he ran with the spirit of all Australians 

 
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Faith Baisden
THE FATSIL delegates have a great opportunity ahead of them, with the invitation to speak to a Parliamentary Committee about the importance of indigenous languages in planning for urban Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander youth.

There will be a lot of preparation for the meeting, and one of the questions already asked was 'Where do we start with a group of parliamentarians?' The answer, sadly, was 'At the beginning.'

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I was running with the spirit of the people PDF Print E-mail

Ngai kawaren budharumbaia kurralbooya

Mununjali man Shane Paulseri summed up the emotion as he felt as he proudly ran the Olympic flame through the main sreet of Beaudesert in South East Queensland on 11 June this year, saying he ran with the spirit of all Australians 

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Christabel Swan from Alice Springs attended the FATSILC AGM in Adelaide. PDF Print E-mail

Christabel SwanChristabel is coordinator of the Aboriginal Interpreter Service which now employs seven full time and casual interpreters.The service is used by police, legal aid and court services, health and other government bodies in the Territory.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Direction for languages firms with new strategic plan PDF Print E-mail

THE final draft of the FATSIL Indigenous Languages Policy Statement and Strategic Plan is now being prepared for publication after its acceptance at the recent Annual General meeting in Adelaide.

In introducing the document, the FATSIL Chairperson, Mr Lester Coyne thanked all those people who have been involved in the formation and development of FATSIL from its inception up to the present time.

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FATSIL to address House of Representatives hearing in Canberra PDF Print E-mail
The Governing Committee of FATSIL has been invited to attend a hearing with the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs, at a special sitting in Canberra on 1st November 2000.
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Adelaide delivers open forum PDF Print E-mail

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Harold Nayda and John Irrington
A successful new format for the FATSIL AGM and Language Forum held in Adelaide in August, gave people attending the opportunity to raise matters of interest or concern with a nationally representative audience.

Harold Nayda (at left) is taking over as coordinator of the language centre at the Institute for Aboriginal Development at Alice Springs from John irrington, (right).John is pleased to be handing his position over to digenous management, and plans to continue working with languages in the Territory.

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Delegates bring diverse talents to national panel PDF Print E-mail

STATE Delegates were appointed and elections held for FATSIL Executive positions at the AGM in Adelaide. Here we give a short profile of the delegates from Western Australia,Victoria, New South Wales and the Northern Territory.

 

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Institute plans return of language tapes PDF Print E-mail

Dr Patrick McConvell from AIATSIS
Dr Patrick McConvell from AIATSIS
AIATSIS (The Australian Institute for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies) has commenced discussions with FATSIL over the most appropriate methods of handling archival materials held at the Institute in Canberra.

Dr Patrick McConvell from AIATSIS presented a draft report on The State of Indigenous Languages in Australia, which he produced in collaboration with Nicholas Thieberger, for Environment Australia. Dr McConvell spoke of the value of such reports in identifying the areas or individual programs which are operating most successfully, in order to reproduce the best of these programs in other regions.

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NIMAA packs message to international media PDF Print E-mail

FATSIL was one of eight indigenous organisations whose promotional material was given out to media at the Sydney Olympics, in bags prepared and distributed by NIMAA (National Indigenous Media Association of Australia.)

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Ngarrindjeri Literacy and Information Technology Project PDF Print E-mail
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Wayne Campbell, Language Teacher
This program started in 1999 as a one-year project through the Indigenous Strategic Education Initiative Program, which was funded through the Department of Education,Training and Youth Affairs (DEETYA).
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Your FATSIL delegates PDF Print E-mail

Lester Coyne
Chairperson

Perth,Western Australia
Mobile 0412994624
PO Box 1249
Perth WA 6105

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ATSIC commits to language support in NSW PDF Print E-mail

In early 1999 the NSW Elected Arm resolved that ATSIC should afford a higher priority to meeting the language and cultural needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

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The NSW Strategic Language Study Report PDF Print E-mail

The NSW Strategic Language Study Report also includes strategies to support the NSW elected arm's strong desire and commitment to promote language and cultural needs in NSW. The strategies focus on issues concerning:

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Strong Voices PDF Print E-mail

Strong Voices
Young Aboriginal Students
The first question is...
What on earth is a pedagogy?

Pedagogy is the function, work or art of a teacher, or teaching.

The word pops up often throughout Strong Voices, a new addition to indigenous teaching resources published by Bachelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education in the Northern Territory.

 

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