Advancing the sustainability of Indigenous languages



RNLD stands alongside Indigenous people who know there is a strong link between their language work and community resilience, health, wellbeing and cultural identity. We support the sustainability of Indigenous Languages and Indigenous peoples’ ownership of their language documentation and revitalisation. We are responsive to community need, and offer training, advocacy, networking, professional development and information sharing.


NOTE: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander visitors to this website are advised that it may contain names and images of people who have passed away.


Resources & activities

On this site, you will find a wide range of resources to support the documentation and revitalisation of Indigenous languages. We hope you find them helpful in your language work. To use our resources and to learn more about us and our activities, please choose from the menu items above.


Donate to our work

ACNCRNLD relies on grants and donations to carry out our projects and to support the community members who take part in our DRIL training workshops. Please contact us if you would like to donate and financially support the work that RNLD does. RNLD has Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) status with the Australian Taxation Office and donations over $2 are tax deductible. All sponsors are acknowledged on our Donations Page and in our publications.




Each month we highlight recent training workshops run by our Documenting and Revitalising Indigenous Languages (DRIL) training program.

The 13-15 of November saw DRIL Trainer Ebony Joachim along with guest co-trainers Hiroko Shioji and Coco Yu (Yawuru teachers from Nyamba Buru Yawuru, in Broome) in Fitzroy Crossing, WA. The three days focussed on language learning and teaching - with Bunuba, Gooniyandi and Walmajarri speakers with various work backgrounds joining us for the workshop. The group enjoyed getting to learn and share new skills with one another. Having participants from different language groups – some participants from Halls Creek and trainers from Broome – networking was one of the things participants really enjoyed. We had presentations done by Hiroko and Coco, and also by one of the participants, Valma, a worker from the Kimberley Language Resource Centre. They all shared the with the group the language work they have been doing on their countries. This workshop had language learners working with Elders and strong speakers to learn more. The intergenerational transfer of knowledge is always a highlight of our workshops and it was very apparent in Fitzroy Crossing. 

The Fitzroy Crossing workshop was very symbolic for RNLD as an organisation. From being participants together in our past Professional Development workshops, Ebony and Hiroko are now delivering RNLD workshops together as trainers: the first ever workshop to be run by previous participants of our training. This workshop also had the first all Aboriginal training team (and training participants of course) in years, if not ever. We hope there are more like this to come!

We would like to thank Nyamba Buru Yawuru for their support for and involvement in this workshop, and their team members  Hiroko Shioji and Coco Yu for joining us as guest trainers. Also, thank you to the Kimberly Language Resource Centre for inviting RNLD along to Fitzroy Crossing.



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Racism. It Stops With Me

RNLD is proud to have joined forces with some of Australia’s leading businesses, sporting bodies and NGO’s to support the "Racism. It Stops With Me" campaign. For more information about the campaign go to or follow the campaign on Twitter @ItStopsWithMe.


RNLD acknowledges the traditional owners of the land and seas of Australia, of elders past and present on whose land we work.