Forum on the 2020 National Indigenous Languages Report (NILR).

Image: 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.

2020 NILR Forum by ARC Centre for Excellence for the Dynamics of Language

Online forum on the National Indigenous Languages Report 24 November,  2 - 5.30pm

You are cordially invited to join a discussion around the implications of the 2020 National Indigenous Languages Report for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, educators, policy-makers, policy implementers and policy evaluators.

About the Event

The discussion will be led by researchers from the ARC Centre of Excellence for the Dynamics of Languages, the Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research, the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies, and First Languages Australia.

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.

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

Places are limited. Registration is essential.

More information:

Recording: Please note the speaker presentation will be recorded on Zoom, and some may be posted on the CoEDL website. Snippets/stills of speeches may be used for the CoEDL website and annual report. Speaker and attendee approval of the material would be sought before publishing. You are welcome to turn your video off if you prefer not to be recorded.

Updated:  17 November 2020/Responsible Officer:  Institute Manager/Page Contact:  Institute Manager