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.

 

Competition!

 

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.

Amy Parncutt travelled to Groote Eylandt for a workshop at the Groote Eylandt Language Centre between 20 and 23 March, accompanied by new RUIL intern, Marcella Maloney. On Tuesday and Wednesday Amy and Marcella worked with language workers and school staff going through the unique writing and sound systems of Anindilyakwa, working on breaking up this beautifully complex language into syllables to help with bilingual teaching in the local schools. On the Thursday they drove north to Umbakumba to visit that community for the first time. They looked at fun and creative games that can be played in language in the schools for all different ages and ability levels. 
It was a fantastic trip and in particular it was a great opportunity for our intern Marcella to learn a lot about a strong Australian language. After seeing a tonne of cute wildlife (notice the orphaned sugar glider that made an appearance one day at the workshop!) and making lots of new friends we can't wait to come back. Visit the Groote Eylandt Language Centre’s website to find out more about the Anindilyakwa language and the fantastic work they do at the Centre.

 

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.