Discussion around the implications of the 2020 National Indigenous Languages Report (NILR) for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, educators, policy-makers, policy implementers and policy evaluators.

Discussion around the implications of the 2020 National Indigenous Languages Report (NILR) for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, educators, policy-makers, policy implementers and policy evaluators.
The artwork by Jordan Lovegrove, a Ngarrindjeri man, of Dreamtime Creative, portrays the vast diversity of different Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages and the National Indigenous Language Report’s goal to maintain, preserve and celebrate the languages. The different patterned sections of leaves represent all the different languages and language groups including sleeping and new languages. The tree provides a visual representation of the flow, connectivity and joy of the languages; the languages branch out like a tree, connecting individuals, families and communities with their culture and identity.
Wednesday 11 November 2020

You are cordially invited to join a discussion around the implications of the 2020 National Indigenous Languages Report (NILR) for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, educators, policy-makers, policy implementers and policy evaluators. The discussion is hosted by the ARC Centre of Excellence for the Dynamics of Language (CoEDL), the Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research (CAEPR), Australian National University, the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS), and First Languages Australia (FLA).

The online forum will be held on Tuesday, 24 November 2020 2 pm - 5.30 pm AEDT

Speakers will provide briefings on the research that underpins NILR and the need for a new national Indigenous Languages framework. This will be followed by small group discussions of the potential of the NILR findings and the new approach to language data for areas of work (e.g. education, interpreting, policy evaluation), and for the new Closing the Gap targets, especially Target 16 ‘Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and languages are strong, supported and flourishing’).

Please register on the forum website https://www.dynamicsoflanguage.edu.au/2020nilr-forum

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