Advancing the sustainability of Indigenous languages

Welcome

 

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. All sponsors are acknowledged on our Donations Page and in our publications.

 

Highlights

 

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

DRIL trainers Ebony and Amy were in Ceduna from 15-17 August for the third and final block of the Certificate II in Master-Apprentice Language Learning Program. Hosted by Far West Languages Centre in Ceduna, this was the first ever delivery of this program in Australia, and we are proud to say that 8 participants have now completed the course!

Over the 3-day block, students completed the “Use the internet”, “Create resources”, and “Participate in a MALLP team” units of the course. They also shared what they’ve been doing in their language immersion sessions, giving demonstrations of typical sessions using teaching resources they have developed over the course. Each student also demonstrated that they are now ready to be “Masters” for their languages, able to teach their languages to members of the wider community as they continue to learn themselves.

Each student has now participated in over 100 hours of immersion sessions in their language, and it has been wonderful to see how much everyone’s language abilities have improved over the 6 month course. All of the participants are motivated to keep these sessions going now the course is over, and we wish them well as they continue to strengthen their languages within their communities.

       

 

Intern or Volunteer

RNLD is always looking for volunteers and interns to work with us in our office. Please see our volunteers page for information.

 

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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 itstopswithme.humanrights.gov.au 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.