Ngeerang Woorroong (Mother Tongue)

What is the future for Indigenous languages? If a language opens up a window into another world, then imagine how many worlds already exist… and have the potential to become visible through Aboriginal language revitalisation efforts?

Join the non/fictionLab, RMIT University, for its monthly series of public online forums 'How the Future Looks Now' as we consider the future of Indigenous languages. 

Convened by Vicki Couzens, Senior Knowledge Holder for Possum Skin Cloak Story and Language Reclamation and Revival in her Gunditjmara Mother Tongue, with panellists Rosales Martinez Guadalupe, Lesley Woods and Brendan Kennedy. 

Presented in partnership with the Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages (VACL). 

The non/fictionLab is supported by Writing and Publishing at RMIT.

Image credit: Melbourne Museum and VACL, extract from River of Language exhibition image, 2019. 

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