Melbourne AGM and Forum -Youth Language and Education PDF Print E-mail
Everyone is invited to attend the 2004 FATSILC AGM and Language Forum, with the title Youth, Language and Education.This is to be held in Melbourne from the 11th to the 13th February.

The AGM is to be held on Wednesday afternoon, 11th February from 2-4 pm, to be followed by
a tour of the Melbourne Cricket Ground and a talk on the associated Indigenous history of the famous location. The forum will be conducted over Thursday and Friday, with topics addressed this year including:

  • Building language in early childhood
  • Creole and Aboriginal English
  • Presentation by Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Maori I Maori Language Commission
  • Issues in education and curriculum development
  • Torres Strait Islander language program support
  • Progress in copyright and contract development
  • Young speakers taking up the challenge
  • Indigenous broadcasting initiatives and the new peak body

This will be the first AGM implementing the new election procedures for the Governing Committee members, with the names of delegates and shadow delegates announced at the AGM.The election of office bearers will be held during the first Governing Committee meeting after the AGM.

VENUE: Rydges Carlton Motel
701 Swanston Street Carlton 3052 — Phone 03 9347 7811
DATE: On II February 2pm to 4pm for the AGM
12 and 13 February for the Indigenous Languages Forum
COST $60 per day for FATSIL members
$70 per day for FATSIL non-members

Some discount accommodation is available at Rydges Carlton but book early so you don't miss out!
For more information ring FATSILC on 08 8342 2081, email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  or visit our website www.fatsilc.org.au

New Zealand
 

New Zealand
Clockwise from back left: Erana Hohipa, Sharon Armstrong, Lester Coyne, Patu Hohipa and Haami Piripi from the Te Taura Whiri te Reo Maori Language Commission.

The last FATSILC Governing Committee in Sydney in August was attended by the managerial delegation of the TeTaura Whiri te Reo Maori Language Commission. The meeting was extremely productive for FATSILC and resulted in offers of assistance from the New Zealand representatives and invitations to undertake visits to the Commission for committee members. Recent discussions have been held with the TeTaura Whiri te Reo Maori Language Commission regarding FATSILC's inclusion in the Polynesian Languages Commission. A delegation from the commission will be attending the Melbourne Conference in February.


Clockwise from back left: Erana Hohipa, Sharon Armstrong, Lester Coyne, Patu Hohipa and Haami Piripi from the Te Taura Whiri te Reo Maori Language Commission.