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Language of the Month

FATSIL has taken initiative steps to publish a series of articles entitled "Language of the Month".

These will take the form of contributions from different language areas throughout Australia, presenting stories, poems or songs, and including photos or artwork to complement the text.

"Language of the Month" begins with a contribution in Gumbaynggir from Northern NSW . The articles will be reproduced in this newsletter and you'll find the first one, featuring the poetry of Emily Walker, appears on pages 4 and 5 in volume 4.

Aboriginal Dancer Young Indigenous Writers Initiative       

FATSIL is pleased to announce the launch of the Young Indigenous Writers Initiative.

The Young Indigenous Writer's Initiative is a mentoring program run by FATSIL that helps young Indigenous writers to develop their writing skills and get their work published.  The aim of the program is to foster and promote the new generation of Indigenous writers in Australia.  Chris Munro, a Kamilaroi man, is our first Young Indigenous Writers Initiative participant and Voice of the Land contributor.  You can read his article 'Interpreting: a Cultural Conduit' on pages 10 - 14 of the latest Voice of the Land Volume 34. Click to read.

If you would like more information or have material to contribute to "Language of the Month" or to "Voice of the Land" magazine please give us a call on Phone 03 03 9602 4700 or send a fax to 03 03 9602 4700.