Content tagged with Indigenous Australian Languages

IYIL 50c coin launched

The United Nation General Assembly’s proclamation that 2019 is the International Year of Indigenous Languages is commemorated with Australia’s...

News - 10 Apr 2019

IYIL2019: Australian Government Action Plan

The Australian Government has released an Action Plan as part of its commitment to supporting the preservation, revival, promotion and...

News - 26 Mar 2019

Wisdomatic Women Leader: The Spirit of Baymarrwaŋa

Laurie 'big boss' Baymarrwaŋa AIATSIS is celebrating 2019 International Woman’s Day by recognising Senior Australian of the Year...

Blog post - 7 Mar 2019

National Indigenous Languages Report (NILR)

The AIATSIS National Indigenous Languages Report (NILR) – Survey of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages ran from November 2018 and ...

Research project - 6 Nov 2018

National Indigenous Languages Convention Keynote Address

The AIATSIS CEO Craig Ritchie delivered the Keynote address at the inaugural National Indigenous Languages Convention on 22 February 2018. Mr Ritchie...

Presentation - 25 May 2018

Indigenous Languages in Australian Parliaments

This post was updated on 4 July 2018. In 2016, Malcom Turnbull made history by being the first Prime Minister to speak an Australian Indigenous...

Blog post - 21 May 2018

Vale Dr Luise Hercus

Dr Luise Hercus AM FAHA. Photo: AIATSIS Dr Luise Anna Hercus AM FAHA, and longtime member of AIATSIS, passed away in Canberra on Sunday 15...

News - 24 Apr 2018

Strengthening Australia’s First Languages

AIATSIS CEO Craig Ritchie and FLA Manager Faith Baisden sign the MOU. Photo AIATSIS Increased access to language materials, and collaboration...

News - 7 Jul 2017

Searching for Something About Emus

In 2001 the Bininj (Aboriginal) ecologist Dean Yibarbuk was working on a project about the decline of emu populations in western Arnhem Land. This...

Blog post - 5 Jul 2017

Something about emus: Bininj stories from Western Arnhem Land

The emu is an iconic Australian bird of significance to all Australians, but especially so to Indigenous Australians who have had a special...

Publication or resource - 5 Apr 2017

Arthur Capell and language codes

For many years, AIATSIS has been looking after Arthur Capell’s archive of over 230 reels that contain language recordings. Among these are...

Blog post - 11 Oct 2016

Archival finding aids and discoverability

Archives, or manuscript collections, form over time.  In the process, a structure develops, a shape which reflects the way the content has been...

Blog post - 4 Oct 2016

Literacy in language

The AIATSIS Australian Indigenous Languages Collection was established in 1981. It contains over 4300 titles and was placed on the UNESCO Australian...

Blog post - 14 Sep 2016

ASP book launch - Pictures From My Memory

Introduced and edited by Professor Laurent Dousset, Pictures From My Memory was launched Tuesday 17 May 2016 at the Australian National University by...

Gallery - 23 May 2016

Pictures From My Memory: My story as a Ngaatjatjarra woman

Born in the bush at the time of first contact between her family and White Australians, Pictures From My Memory is the compelling...

News - 23 May 2016

National Indigenous Languages Survey Report 2005

In 2004 AIATSIS was commissioned by the Commonwealth Government (through the then Department of Communications, Information Technology and the Arts,...

Publication or resource - 19 Feb 2016

Language revitalisation on the agenda in Inner Mongolia

Dr Marmion with a singer of traditional Mongolian ‘throat-singing’ (or khoomei) receiving a free lesson. Dr Doug Marmion, Research Fellow,...

News - 23 Jul 2015

Ngunawal language revival project

Ngunawal community members and linguists from the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS) first met in early...

Research project - 17 Jul 2015

Old Man’s story: The last thoughts of Kakadu Elder Bill Neidjie

Old Man’s story shares the remarkable story of one of Australia’s most respected elders and traditional land owners, ‘Big Bill’ Neidjie. This new...

News - 1 Jul 2015

Indigenous Australian Languages

Celebrating 2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages Strong cultural identity enables one to feel proud of themselves, and speaking and...

Explore article - 3 Jun 2015

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