Language and art are essential to the wellbeing, culture and identity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and communities.

 

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2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages

The United Nations General Assembly has declared 2019 the International Year of Indigenous Languages (IY2019) to raise awareness of the crucial role languages play in people’s daily lives.

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Indigenous Repatriation

The Government supports the repatriation of ancestral remains and secret sacred objects to their communities of origin to help promote healing and reconciliation.

Djaadjawan dancers at the Giiyong festival
Funding for Indigenous arts and languages

Funding is available through the Indigenous Visual Arts Industry Support program and the Indigenous Languages and Arts program.

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Indigenous arts and languages. Indigenous arts and languages
Kirli Saunders is on a mission to celebrate, share and preserve Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages with...
Indigenous arts and languages. Indigenous arts and languages
Reflecting on the importance of reviving and maintaining Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages during NAIDOC Week.
Indigenous arts and languages. Indigenous arts and languages
During NAIDOC Week we look at how the Erub community, from Darnley Island on the Torres Strait, is harnessing digital resources...
Indigenous arts and languages. Indigenous arts and languages
A focus of the 2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages is to recognise the work underway in communities across...

Funding programs