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Minya Birran: what now for Indigenous languages?

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?

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Acknowledgement of Country and keynote presentation 

State Library Gidjirrigaa

Connecting with Indigenous languages in 2020 and beyond

In conversation with Emily Wurramara

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Vicki McDonald, State Librarian and CEO

Associate Professor Henrietta Marrie AM, Keynote speaker  

Daniel Browning, Event MC 

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Acknowledgement of Country performed by Nunukul Yuggera Aboriginal Dance Group 

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Lunch on the Queensland Terrace. 

Catering provided by Platters on Willow

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Desmond Crump, Indigenous Language Coordinator, State Library of Queensland 

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Gavin Bannerman, Director Queensland Memory, State Library of Queensland 

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Louise Hunter, Lead Indigenous Services, State Library of Queensland 

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Gavin Bannerman hosts workshop On the research journey in the White Gloves Room, State Library of Queensland 

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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 

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Panel: Connecting with Indigenous languages in 2020 and beyond

Chair: Dan Rennie Panel: Cygnet Repu, Nadine McDonald-Dowd, Henry Fraser and Rory O'Connor 

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Daniel Browning in conversation with Emily Wurramara 

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Emily Wurramara performs

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