For over 60,000 years and 2500 generations over one billion Aboriginal people have walked this land together...Today we still walk, but we have more hands to hold. This will forever continue as we travel on our journey protecting our country, protecting our land, protecting our culture, protecting our language and protecting our people.
A project to revive near-extinct traditional languages and teach them at primary school is getting remarkable results in a Central Queensland community.
24 Aug 2016 Queensland News
MANY Australians have never met an Aboriginal and are probably not aware that they use indigenous words every day.
24 Aug 2016 New South Wales News
A new edition of the Australian National Dictionary has just been published. It contains 16,000 words and while the first edition (published in 1988) included about 250 words from 60...
23 Aug 2016 National News
SOUND checks are well under way for the Central Australian Aboriginal Women’s Choir who are performing a sold-out show at the Lighthouse tonight.
21 Aug 2016 Northern Territory News
Fifteen Parkes school children had the honour of being involved in something very special on Monday when an ABC Arts crew came to town to record them speaking phrases in...
16 Aug 2016 New South Wales News
Spoken word "slam poetry" — speaking, screaming and even singing poems, stories, lyrics and monologues — has exploded across Australia over the past decade.
15 Aug 2016 National News
Ever wondered what our towns, cities and places mean in their Aboriginal language?
11 Aug 2016 National News
"These elders weren't meant to be here," said Goorie novelist Melissa Lucashenko, as she introduced the authors of the collection Our Way Stories at the Byron Writers Festival.
10 Aug 2016 New South Wales News
A University of the Sunshine Coast research team is investigating the long-term benefits of a program conducted five years ago to raise the aspirations of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander...
10 Aug 2016 Queensland News
You can hear the outback in Frank Yamma’s music, and that’s not just a figure of speech. The Pitjantjatjara singer-songwriter, who hails from the drylands of Central Australia, sings about...
10 Aug 2016 International
THE Barngarla language may be called a sleeping beauty, but with the use of modern technology, it’s seeing itself come back to life.
02 Aug 2016 South Australia News
A film exploring Wiradjuri culture and a tribute poem to the Stolen Generation have taken out two top honours at the New South Wales Premier’s Multicultural Media awards.
26 Jul 2016 New South Wales News
A NEW television series is showcasing local indigenous languages to a new audience of millions.
20 Jul 2016 New South Wales News
A Language on the Brink of Extinction
12 Jul 2016 Western Australia News
Students from Forbes Community Out of School Hours Care joined the children from the Forbes Learning Ladder last Thursday to acknowledge NAIDOC day.
12 Jul 2016 New South Wales News
Sierra Bates is currently far from the plains of Montana where she is a member of the Native American tribe called Black Feet.
11 Jul 2016 New South Wales News
Improving school results for Aboriginal children can only be achieved with teaching methods that factor in cultural and language barriers, a leading expert says.
09 Jul 2016 Australian Capital Territory News
Jaky is on a mission to reinvigorate Australia's Indigenous languages.
Jaky is a Ngarigu woman whose country is the Snowy Mountains of New South Wales.
08 Jul 2016 New South Wales News
THE Gamilaraay language will be exposed to a new generation of speakers, with almost $30,000 going towards teaching students the region’s Indigenous language.
Theresa Napurrurla Ross is a Warlpiri woman from the remote Central Australian community of Yuendemu. She started reading the ABC radio news last year and is proud to share her...
08 Jul 2016 Northern Territory News
Bianca Monaghan and Dean Loadsman were born into the first generation of Wahlabul people to grow up with the freedom to practice their traditional language and culture, without being discouraged...
07 Jul 2016 New South Wales News
THE annual NAIDOC week parade took place under brilliant blue skies with a crowd of around 200 making their way down Jobson Street from Railway Park to the Byron foreshore...
Across Australia there are hundreds of different Aboriginal languages, some that are still spoken fluently across generations, and others that are endangered, and are in the process of being revived...
06 Jul 2016 Western Australia News
This young musician is on a mission to stop Indigenous languages fading away.
Words are important to Corey Theatre. So too is the preservation of Indigenous Australian languages. Theatre is on...
06 Jul 2016 South Australia News
A primary school in Melbourne's outer west has taken a lead in supporting Indigenous language revival by employing a young Wurundjeri man to teach its prep students.
06 Jul 2016 Victorian News
The Aboriginal language of the Eora people is rarely spoken these days, but as a group of young children proved during a NAIDOC Week event in Sydney, many are eager...
06 Jul 2016 New South Wales News
06 Jul 2016 Northern Territory News
Every week siblings Nakiya, Bevan and Dylan Smith visit preschools, primary schools and even universities around Canberra to teach students about the cultural heritage of the Wiradjuri people.
05 Jul 2016 Australian Capital Territory News
"Martu karu. Nharingayn Brooke Joy. Ngathu bini Boandik parlarparlar."
"Good day. My name is Brooke Joy and I am a proud Boandik woman."
05 Jul 2016 South Australia News
The ABC TV series Cleverman is showcasing the revival of Australia's Indigenous languages.
04 Jul 2016 New South Wales News
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