- Tool kits
Our tool kits aim to provide community members, language workers and others with useful information to promote community language revival programs and activities.
How to get started using multi-media
New media makes it possible for anyone to create, modify and share Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander language content with others, using relatively simple tools that are often free or inexpensive. New media requires a computer, tablet or mobile device with Internet access. New media tools can help you:
- Connect people with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander language information and services
- Collaborate with other people working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages — including those within your organisation or community
- Create new Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander language content, communities and channels of communication that help you deliver information and services.
This toolkit aims to provide community members, language workers and others with some useful tips, resources and information to incorporate New Media into community language revival processes and activities.
This initiative, as part of State Library's Indigenous Languages Project, was supported by funding from the Indigenous Languages Support Program — New Media from the then Australian Government's Attorney-General's Department, Ministry for the Arts.
The importance of language projects
Des Crump, Indigenous Languages Coordinator from the State Library of Queensland, talks about the How, What and Where community and language workers can start a language program or project. Troy Wyles-Whelan and Gavin Singleton give examples of how they researched and implemented language into everyday life while Ernie Grant stresses the importance of keeping it real and getting involved in preserving language.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander language groups
Download the following list for a selection of websites that relate to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages and are useful starting points for schools, communities, IKCs and Public Libraries in identifying language resources and other information to assist community language revival.
Queensland Language Centre contact details
There are several language centres currently operating in Queensland. The role of Indigenous Language Centres is to support the revival and maintenance of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages in their region. Language activities may include language research, exhibitions and community training as well as the recording and / or documentation of Indigenous languages.
Other groups such as Land Councils, Cultural Organisations, Elders' Groups, Indigenous Knowledge Centres (IKCs), community groups, etc. may also be undertaking language revival activities.