Traditional stories putting kids to sleep

May 2, 2018

Bedtime cultural stories for children filmed in remote communities across Australia are a new addition to the program line-up for Alice Springs-based Indigenous Community Television. Our Bedtime Stories are told in language using traditional storytelling […]

Traditional languages bring Pop to life

December 13, 2017

Aboriginal primary and high school students in New South Wales have worked with custodians and linguists to bring a children’s story to life in five traditional languages that can now be studied in classrooms. My […]

Resurrection of language is a labour of love

October 4, 2017

Elders and linguists are bringing one of the oldest languages on earth, Miriwoong, back from the brink of extinction. Only a handful of people can fluently speak the Aboriginal language that originated from the lands […]

NITV wants local-language Games coverage

July 26, 2017

Events at next year’s Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast could be broadcast on National Indigenous Television in traditional languages. It’s part of NITV’s plans for the future as it this month reached a milestone […]

Past and present key to unlocking language mysteries

April 12, 2016

Sydney researchers are using century-old survey data to help unlock the locations and meaning of Indigenous Australian place names across the country. The State Library of NSW’s Weemala (“Big Lookout”) Project is an interactive experiment […]

Sydney turns to Gadigal language names

March 24, 2016

Historic buildings in Green Square and a network of wetlands in Sydney Park will be renamed with Aboriginal words in a move the City of Sydney hopes will bring our first language back into everyday […]

Reviving our languages and keeping them strong

February 25, 2016

The new Pama Language Centre will assist the indigenous peoples of Cape York Peninsula to revive ancestral languages and safeguard those under threat. Cape York Partnership has launched the Pama Language Centre which will support […]

Why Mother Tongue is so important

February 25, 2016

Mother languages are essential to providing quality education, which in turn supports the achievement of the new global development agenda, according to the head of UNESCO. Speaking on the International Day established to promote the […]