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VOTL 28
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Voice of the Land - Volume 28
Voice of the Land - Volume 28

Our Languages Are the Voice of the Land

The FATSIL NEWSLETTER OCTOBER, 2004
THE FEDERATION OF ABORIGINAL AND TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER LANGUAGES CORPORATION
VOLUME 28

Piggibilla are perfect
Wandiyala are wonderful

Stunning artwork by Audrey Mitchell Year 1 at Darlington Public School in Sydney, which was the location for the launch of the New South Wales Aboriginal Language Syllabus for Kindergarten to Year 10. The school already offers Wiradjuri classes to its 186 students.

 
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Faith Baisden
Faith Baisden
THE auditorium walls at the Darlington Public School in Sydney were covered with the most brilliant artwork by the students.This made it into a gallery of crazy colour and at the same time a terrific way to extend the language studies beyond the weekly Wiradjuri classes the children all take part in.
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Come to the Alice Springs Conference PDF Print E-mail
"It was good because Aboriginal people get to speak.You hear people who are living it speaking here the people who are living it and maintaining the languages." Quote from the last National Indigenous Languages Forum - Melbourne.
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The issue of Indigenous Cultural and Intellectual Property and the DCITA Program Funding Agreement PDF Print E-mail
In response to concerns raised by members, language centres, and Regional Language Management Committees, FATSIL has been involved in discussions with DCITA over aspects of this year's Program Funding Agreement.
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FATSIL's Contact Directory online PDF Print E-mail
FATSIL's Contact Directory online
FATSIL's Contact Directory online
Language workers and organizations now have the opportunity to register and update their own Information on FATSILC's National Indigenous Languages Contacts Database.
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WA meeting in Port Hedland PDF Print E-mail
THE first of two West Australian State Language Conferences for 2004 was held in Port Hedland from the 8th to the 10th September and was attended by representatives of language centres and language programs from Geraldton to the far north of the state.
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DCITA launches new regional network PDF Print E-mail
THE Department of Communications, Information Technology and the Arts (DCITA) has assumed responsibility for the former ATSIS Indigenous Languages Program, together with the Indigenous Arts and Culture, Sport and Recreation and Broadcasting programs.
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National Indigenous Languages Survey PDF Print E-mail
THE National Indigenous Languages Survey, which was commissioned by ATSIS in the last financial year is now well underway and has met with a great response from the network of language workers around the country.AIATSIS was awarded the tender for the project and contracted FATSIL to undertake the collection of data from language project workers, language centres and individuals known to have relevant knowledge AIATSIS is drawing together information from relevant surveys and reports previously conducted, and has also collected data on language materials/ resources available.
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Guide to Community Protocols for Indigenous Language Projects published PDF Print E-mail
The FATSIL Guide to Community Protocols for Indigenous Language Projects is based on a survey completed by language centres and programs listed in (or suggested by others in) the FATSIL contacts directory. Some completed the survey and others commented on various drafts of the guide. In all cases it was a positive opportunity for people to talk or write about how they do things in their local area.
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Conference a boost for Qld communities PDF Print E-mail
Project ideas were swapped,old acquaintances reconnected and new directions set at the Queensland State Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Languages Conference held H Townsville in June.
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Black Ink makes a splash PDF Print E-mail
Director of Yalga-binbi Institute for Community Development Lurleen Blackman with illustrator Lillian Fourmile after launching her book, 'How the Cassowary got it's Helmet'.
Director of Yalga-binbi Institute for Community Development Lurleen Blackman with illustrator Lillian Fourmile after launching her book, 'How the Cassowary got it's Helmet'.
North Queensland based publishing company, Black Ink Press, is doing its best to help individuals and community groups realize the dream of seeing their work in print. From offering workshops on illustrating and writing, to supporting cultural awareness through school presentations, Black Ink is putting a hand out to mentor budding artists and writers in developing creativity and publishing skills.
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Making Dictionaries For Indigenous Languages PDF Print E-mail

A workshop at AIATSIS
Canberra, 25-27 November 2004
Convenors: Patrick McConvell AIATSIS and Jenny Green,
Alice Springs

Many Indigenous communities and Regional Aboriginal Language Centres around Australia are at various stages of compiling dictionaries of their languages. For these communities this is among the most important tasks of cultural maintenance since the dictionary is a storehouse of all the special ways of talking about their culture and environment which are in danger of being lost.

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New Council to drive State policy in South Australia PDF Print E-mail

This has been an historic meeting. It is a marker in the growth of maturity in relations between government agencies and community organizations and other important bodies such as the universities."

 

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The Queensland State Conference PDF Print E-mail

The Queensland State Conference
The Queensland State Conference
The Queensland State Conference drew people from all over to Townsville in June, with the warm weather a pleasant change for people from further south. For a report on the conference see page 7.

Some of those who attended the meeting were:
1.Daniel Fisher from Cardwell
2.Lynley Halliday from Cairns with Ethel Munn from Roma
3.Lynette Cockatoo from Cape York.
4.Noela Savage from Woorabinda with Ricky Guivarra from Old Mapoon
5.Cynthia Flucker from Stradbroke Island and Virginia Skuse from Camira in Brisbane.
6.Cathy Illin from Townsville with Joyce Bonner from Pialba
7.Walter Waria from Inala in Brisbane
8.Jedda Priman with Stacie Saltner, from Townsville

 

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