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Minya Birran took place at State Library of Queensland on Friday 21st February 2020.
It was a day for all creatives, educators, community workers and those who work in the GLAM sector to be part of the important conversation about the future of Indigenous language and its place as a human right, while gaining skills and tools to incorporate Indigenous language into their craft.
Coinciding with International Mother Language Day, the forum explored ways to harness the goodwill and energy of the 2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages and posed the question of what now?
Acknowledgement of Country and keynote presentation
State Library Gidjirrigaa
Connecting with Indigenous languages in 2020 and beyond
In conversation with Emily Wurramara
Graphic recording of Associate Professor Henrietta Marrie's keynote presentation
Graphic Credit: Glenn Stephenson @ capturethis.co
Graphic recording of State Library Gidjirrigaa presentation
Graphic recording of Des Crump and Rose Warsow's presentation
Graphic recording of Panel: Connecting with Indigenous Languages in 2020 and beyond
Graphic recording of Tahlia O'Briens workshop Language Owners leading our Language programs
Graphic recording of Shaun Davies workshop Learning vs Acquisition: the path to sustainable language revival in Aboriginal Australia
Graphic recording of In Conversation with Emily Wurramara
Vicki McDonald, State Librarian and CEO
Associate Professor Henrietta Marrie AM, Keynote speaker
Daniel Browning, Event MC
Photo Credit: LaVonne Bobongie
Acknowledgement of Country performed by Nunukul Yuggera Aboriginal Dance Group
Lunch on the Queensland Terrace.
Catering provided by Platters on Willow
Desmond Crump, Indigenous Language Coordinator, State Library of Queensland
Gavin Bannerman, Director Queensland Memory, State Library of Queensland
Louise Hunter, Lead Indigenous Services, State Library of Queensland
Gavin Bannerman hosts workshop On the research journey in the White Gloves Room, State Library of Queensland
Lesley Acres, Program Officer, Indigenous Services State Library of Queensland, presents a workshop on Traditional Languages in Indigenous language Centres and Libraries in the Heritage Collection Learning Room, State Library of Queensland
Panel: Connecting with Indigenous languages in 2020 and beyond
Chair: Dan Rennie Panel: Cygnet Repu, Nadine McDonald-Dowd, Henry Fraser and Rory O'Connor
Daniel Browning in conversation with Emily Wurramara
Emily Wurramara performs
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