Kanji Waiburra, Queensland’s 2016 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Languages Forum, was a vibrant event coordinated collaboratively by the Queensland Indigenous Languages Advisory Committee and the Yugambeh Museum, Language and Heritage Research Centre. The gathering brought together language workers from across Queensland with more than on hundred people attending. A broad range of presentations for those at all stages in their language work filled the two days; including, a roundup of our languages in the education system, new options for language research, grammar analysis, stories from community programs, and making recordings for Nyurrangu Ngardji: Queensland’s Interactive Languages Map.
Language Teachers’ Workshop
The Department of Education and Training Queensland and the Queensland Indigenous Languages Advisory Committee, worked together to host a Language Teachers’ Workshop at Broadbeach following on from Kanji Waiburra. It was an important opportunity for teachers of Aboriginal languages and Torres Strait Islander languages to share their expertise and suggestions for improvement; with the Department representatives taking in recommendations aimed at enhancing the delivery of language teaching programs around the state.