Minya Birrañ: what now for Indigenous languages?

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Fri 21 Feb
9am-5pm

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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?

Highlights

  • 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. 

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Minya Birrañ means what now in local Yuggera language

Supported by Queensland Library Foundation.

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Fri 21 Feb
9am-5pm