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Our mission

Our mission

Donald Thomas and Jason Gardiner— RNLD works to advance the sustainability of Indigenous languages and to increase the participation of Indigenous peoples in all aspects of language documentation and revitalisation through training, resource sharing, networking, and advocacy.

Through our activities, we contribute to the holistic health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities by providing direct relief from the suffering and distress that arises from the loss of Indigenous languages and the consequent alienation from cultural heritage and Indigenous identity.


Our strategy

— through the innovative Documenting and Revitalising Indigenous Languages (DRIL) Training Program, we are increasing the capacity of Indigenous people to document and revitalise their languages.

— our international network of members is connected through social media and our email discussion link, facilitating the sharing of expertise, resources and information.