Drawing on our experiences as members, activists, and academics of Indigenous communities from different parts of the world, we will discuss how language plays a role in Indigenous community wellbeing. Looking at experiences of language revival and maintenance Australia; MTBMLE implementation in the Philippines; developing Torwali education programs & practice in Swat, Pakistan; and economic opportunities of people using their indigenous languages in Malaysia, the panellists will highlight problems and possibilities in empowering Indigenous language as a means of empowering Indigenous communities.
This event was held at the University of Sydney on Thursday 26 July 2018. There is no podcast for this event.
This event is supported by the Sydney Social Sciences and Humanities Advanced Research Centre (SSSHARC)
Monday 6 August
Hear about the role of nomads in protecting Tibet's environment, and the importance of traditional knowledge and practices in responding to climate change.
Tuesday 7 August
Join us for the launch of the special issue of the magazine Transition on "Bla(c)kness in Australia", bringing together the voices and artwork of diverse Bla(c)k writers, artists, poets, and scholars in Australia.
Tuesday 14 August
They dazzle us, terrify us, nourish us, and fascinate us. They can seem utterly otherworldly, and yet they’re among the more ancient species to inhabit earth. And because of rising ocean temperatures, they are moving.