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VOTL 42 | Language, Aboriginal, Project, Yanyuwa, Stories, Yannhangu, Culture, Turner | FATSILC, Fed. Aboriginal Torres Strait Island Languages and Culture
 
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Voice of the Land, Volume 42
Voice of the Land, Volume 41

VOICE OF THE LAND

ISSUE 42
FEB 2011
Federation for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Languages

Front cover image:

Senior traditional owner Laurie Baymarrwanga, reproduced courtesy of Bentley James and the Yan-nhangu
Traditional Aboriginal Owners of the Crocodile Islands

 
Minhe Nyana PDF Print E-mail

Minhe Nyana
Minhe Nyana

My message to people is to keep up the great work and for us all to work together. Our languages are some of the most important languages on the planet and we need to keep working to preserve and promote them. And we've got to come up with ways to make our languages relevant to others, especially to our young people. At FATSILC we are very supportive of using technology to build language up and make it interesting for people - it might be using the computer to make a song in language, or taking a story in language and using animation to make it colorful and lively. Once our kids enjoy the language it becomes a very powerful tool for preservation.

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Voice of the Land Contents PDF Print E-mail

Voice of the Land
Voice of the Land




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FATSILC News, Barbara McGillivray PDF Print E-mail

Deanna Lightfoot, Ina Scales and Diane Ainslie
Deanna Lightfoot, Ina Scales and Diane Ainslie
Ngalyipa pukurlpa nhurrahpa ngalangu. Ngalyipa thungulku pukurlpa yamathiku tawarra.

Welcome to the latest issue of the Voice of the Land magazine.

I would like to pay respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people past and present, our Languages and dialects, our mother earth, the sea, the universe and the Dreaming, and also pay respect and acknowledge the traditional owners and custodians of our rich and diverse cultural heritage and the spiritual connections to country.

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The Great Spirit PDF Print E-mail

The Great Spirit
The Great Spirit
The Great Spirit saw the land was cracked and dry. It was because the Indigenous Peoples language no longer washed across it. He took the seed called FATSIL from mans mind and tended to it. He nourished it with the hopes and dreams of the people of the land. The seed grew and blossomed bringing back the language, restoring things as it should be.

yurrawalan.

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Sharing Our Stories PDF Print E-mail

woonyoomboo2Sharing Our Stories is a series of books that introduce middle and upper primary students to Indigenous communities, and presents traditional stories illustrated by community children. Author and photographer Liz Thompson spent time within the Indigenous communities to record and develop their stories and art. The stories are also presented in their original Indigenous languages. This unique series will play an important role in preserving Aboriginal stories and language.

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Goeem ba Gnor Gnor, David Tournier PDF Print E-mail

Goeem ba Gnor Gnor
David Tournier
The Malmsbury Youth Justice Centre and the Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages are partners in a project that teaches young Aboriginal people about their identity and culture. Leading the project is Yorta Yorta Elder and Wathaurong Language Worker David Tounier. He explains the project below.

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Speaking Gathang again PDF Print E-mail

Children Dancing at the Book Launch
Children Dancing at the Book Launch
The Muurrbay (meaning ‘white fig tree’ in the Gumbaynggirr language) Aboriginal Language and Culture Cooperative in Nambucca Heads, NSW, continues to be a shining light for language practise and celebration in this country. Staff and students there are leading the way with their world-class publications and real-life language activities.

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Yanyuwa Rock Art, old lady a-Karrakayn PDF Print E-mail

Yanyuwa Rock Art
Old Lady a-karrakayn
The Yanyuwa li-Anthawirriyarra Sea Rangers and the Yanyuwa elders are working with John Bradley and Ian McNiven from Monash University, Amanda Kearney from the University of New South Wales and Liam Brady from the University of Western Australia on recording all of the rock art on the island country. These islands are called the Sir Edward Pellew Islands on maps. This story about the islands was told by a senior elder while she was looking at photos of the rock art.

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Grandmothers Teaching PDF Print E-mail

‘Grandmothers teaching’, 2003, acrylic on canvas by Margaret Kemarre Turner.

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Wurdaliya Kujika PDF Print E-mail

Wurdaliya Kujika
West Island
'Kujika' are Sacred ceremonial songs (or 'Big-History' songs) of the Yanyuwa people from Borroloola in the Northern Territory. Kujika are believed to have been composed by the ancestral beings as they crossed the land. They often constitute song-cycles and/or Dreaming paths. Some of these song cycles are epic in proportion and performance, and may exceed two hundred verses. Many are sacred and create the sense of a Dreaming creator as the voice of the song. Owners of particular stretches of country (ngimirringki) have the right to perform particular songs and ceremonies at sites along a Dreaming path.

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Yan-nhangu Dictionary, Bentley James PDF Print E-mail

Young Boys on the Crocodile Islands
Young Boys on the Crocodile Islands
Yan-nhangu is a language spoken by about 15 people in the Crocodile Islands, off of the coast of the Northern Territory. The Yan-nhangu language belongs to the Yolngu Matha language group of the Yolngu people of Arnhem Land in northern Australia. The Yan-nhangu Language Team, which consists of both linguists and native speakers, is working to compile resources, including a dictionary, for the description of Yan-nhangu culture and the revitalization of Yan-nhangu language.

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From the Flesh of Our Land, Margaret Kemarre Turner OAM PDF Print E-mail

Elder Margaret Kemarre Turner OAM
Elder Margaret Kemarre Turner OAM
‘Iwenhe Tyerrtye – what it means to be an Aboriginal person’ by Eastern Arrernte artist and Elder Margaret Kemarre Turner OAM, was published by IAD Press, the only Indigenous publishing house in the Northern Territory, in September of 2010. In this new title Mrs Turner describes in detail the different elements of her culture and how they are inter-related. The following extract shares some of her deep understanding of what it means to be an Arrernte Aboriginal person.

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Revival Languages Dr Christina Eira PDF Print E-mail

The Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages (VACL) is engaged in an exciting project called 'Meeting Point' which will raise knowledge and understanding of 'revival' languages as they are in the present day. Below, VACL Linguist Dr Christina Eira explains some of the achievements and the challenges of the project. For more information about this project visit www.vaclang.org.au.

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Ngaawa Balmuun Baya, Aden Ridgeway PDF Print E-mail

Aden Ridgeway
Aden Ridgeway
This article was originally published in the Sydney Morning Herald in November 2009. It was titled ‘Language is power; let us have ours’ or ‘Ngaawa balmuun baya; ngirrala ngiyambaygu’. It is reprinted here with the kind permission of Aden Ridgeway, translators Dallas Walker, Julie Long, Anna Ash and Gary Willams and the Muurrbay Aboriginal Language and Culture Co-operative in Nambucca Heads.

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Flat-back turtle Kujika of the Yanyuwa people PDF Print E-mail

Flat-back turtle Kujika of the Yanyuwa people by John Bradley
Flat-back turtle Kujika of the Yanyuwa people by John Bradley
Sea turtle hatchling
hurry to the sea
many, many hatchlings
rush to the sea

Yabalarla
birdabidanji
bardababayibayi
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