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.

DRIL trainers Ebony and Amy spent the last week of April training in Far North Queensland, with Des Crump and Rose Warsow from State Library of Queensland.

They started the trip with a 2-day workshop in Hope Vale, hosted by Hope Vale IKC and Pama Language Centre, from 23-24 April. The Hope Vale community are keen to get Guugu Yimidhirr spoken more in community and passed on to the next generation, and the participants worked together to form goals for their language work, and to learn some immersion language teaching methods that anyone can use to teach their language.

From there, the team drove to Mossman for another 2-day workshop from 26-27 April, hosted by North Queensland Regional Aboriginal Corporation Language Centre. The main focus of this workshop was to prepare for Kuku Yalanji to be taught in the local primary school, and also to give community members tools to teach language outside of the school. The participants brainstormed goals and outcomes to begin planning a curriculum, and learnt about lesson planning and scaffolded language learning. They also learnt and practised different Master-Apprentice language learning methods that can be used both in and outside of the classroom.

Both of these workshops were run in partnership with State Library of QLD, and owe our thanks to Des and Rose who provided endless support in organising the workshops, and great company on the road through this beautiful country.



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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 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.