Protection and Promotion of Indigenous languages in Australia and Latin America

Protection and Promotion of Indigenous languages in Australia and Latin America

In both Australia and Latin America languages play an essential role in the daily lives of indigenous communities, not only as a tool for communication, education, social integration and development, but also as a repository for their unique identity, cultural history, traditions and memory. However, despite their significant value, languages continue to disappear at an alarming rate. Join us in a webinar to consider the status of indigenous languages in Australia and Latin America and the challenges of protecting and promoting them - drawing on case studies in Australia and Peru.


Noel Campbell (Co-Director, Australian National Centre for Latin American Studies, ANU)

2-Country Overviews

Australia - (Sharon Davis, Director of Education and Ethics, Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island Studies)
Chile - (Ana Noemi Milanao Contreras, Special Adviser for Indigenous Affairs, Ministry of Social Development and Family)
Colombia - (Antonia Agreda (Adviser for Indigenous Affairs and Linguistic Heritage, Ministry of Culture)
Ecuador - (Marleen Haboud, Professor, Pontifical Catholic University of Ecuador)
Guatemala - (Juan Salvador Gonzalez, President, Academy of Mayan Languages)
Mexico - (Javier Lopez Sanchez, former General Director, National Institute of Indigenous Languages)

3-Case Studies

Australia - (Dianne Appleby, Cultural Coordinator, Nyamba Buru Yawuru)
Peru - (Nirma Amelia Arellano, Director of Bilingual Intercultural Education, Ministry of Education)

4-Concluding remarks

Bruce Gorring (Director, National Indigenous Business Development Hub, First Nations Portfolio, ANU)


Please register at attend this online event through Eventbrite

Date & time

Fri 22 Oct 2021, 9–10.30am




Noel Campbell


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