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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 your craft.
Coinciding with International Mother Language Day, the forum will explore ways to harness the goodwill and energy of the 2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages and pose the question of what now?
- Hosted by Daniel Browning, journalist, radio broadcaster and descendant of the Bundjalung and Kullilli people. Daniel produces and presents Awaye! on ABC RN.
- Keynote by Henrietta Marrie AM, Elder of the Gimuy Walubara clan of the Yidinji people and an advocate for the cultural rights of Indigenous peoples nationally and internationally.
- In conversation with Emily Wurramara – ARIA nominated and three-times Queensland Music Award winner. Emily is a singer songwriter in both English and her traditional language Anindilyakwa, from Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory.
- Des Crump, Indigenous Languages Coordinator, State Library of Queensland and founder of Dhinawun Consultancy.
- Minya Birran Celebration – join us for a free celebration that will feature stories and sounds of Australia’s first languages through song and poetry.
Minya Birrañ means what now in local Yuggera language
Supported by Queensland Library Foundation.
More session details to follow
Registration from 8am
Arrival tea and coffee on the Queensland Terrace
|9am||Acknowledgement of Country performed by Nunukul Yuggera Aboriginal Dance Company|
Keynote speaker: Associate Professor Henrietta Marrie AM
How Indigenous languages hold the key to maintaining cultural and biological diversity
|10.30–11.15am||State Library Gidjirrigaa: Hosted by Des Crump and State Library team|
Tours, tips and 42 kilometres of treasure: presented by State Library Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander content specialists
|12.15–1pm||Lunch on the Queensland Terrace|
|1–2pm||Panel discussion: Connecting with Indigenous languages in 2020 and beyond|
In conversation with Emily Wurramara & performance
|5–7.30pm||Minya Birran celebration — song and poetry in language|