Our new video takes a look at some of the highlights from the National Indigenous Languages Convention.
26 March 2018
Languages play an important role in building connections and strengthening culture in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.
There were an estimated 250 original Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages and of these only about 120 are still spoken with most of these now considered endangered.
To explore how digital technologies can be used to revive, maintain and celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages the National Indigenous Languages Convention brought community members, language workers, industry partners, linguists, educators and government together on the Gold Coast in February.
Through innovative displays, inspiring speakers and passionate delegates, the Convention showcased firsthand a range of community-led initiatives and encouraged robust discussion about future possibilities.