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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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Mr Elemo Tapim
Those attending the two day language forum, Inbarendi Wadu, were invited to submit agenda items beforehand.The topics covered included.
• making language accessible for members of the stolen generation,
• developing new language programs- where to start?;
• the ATSIC review process,
• the relevance of orthography in developing resources.

The meeting also saw valuable discussions held with representatives from ATSIC, AIATSIS and the New South Wales Board of Studies.

Mr Elemo Tapim from Townsville contributed to the presentation from the Torres Strait Islanders.