Issue 12
Monday, 31 July 2017
Charles Darwin University
Language summit organiser Dr Curtis Roman
Language summit organiser Dr Curtis Roman

Summit to explore language barriers

By Ellie Turner

Experts will explore some of the challenges experienced in health, education and legal services faced by Indigenous people, for whom English is not the primary language, during a language summit at Casuarina campus.

The public event “Our Languages Matter”, hosted by the School of Indigenous Knowledges and Public Policy, also will include presentations on Indigenous language research and tertiary courses.

Head of School Dr Curtis Roman said speakers would provide a unique professional insight into issues, and he encouraged people working in Indigenous service delivery, policy development and research to attend.

“Participants will hear from a range of experts about the barriers faced by Indigenous people when they need to access public health, education and legal services,” Dr Roman said.

Guest speakers will include CDU and Batchelor Institute researchers, and representatives from the North Australian Aboriginal Justice Agency, and the Aboriginal Interpreter Service. 

A forum also will be held with a panel from the NT Education Department.

The one-day summit, funded as part of NAIDOC Week, will be held in the Mal Nairn Auditorium on Friday, 4 August.

To RSVP E:  or T: 08 8946 6482.