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.

RNLD trainers Andrew (Kumanjayi) and Amy (Mata) were in Punmu, WA, 23-25 July running a workshop at Rawa school with Martu participants from Punmu, Kunawarritji and Parnngurr communities. They had a fantastic 3 days focused on strengthening Martu Wangka in the communities and schools, and bringing back the richer traditional Manyjilyjarra language which is still spoken by the “pujiman” (desert-born elders). The group took a few trips out on country, and practised using recorders, ipads and phones to record elders telling stories, talking about different plants, and demonstrating traditional handicrafts. The recordings were then used as the basis for writing and transcription practice, analysis of the complex Martu Wangka morphology, and discussions on how to keep the depth and richness of the language when translating it into English. Wonderful both-way learning in some beautiful country!


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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.