LET'S TALK Aboriginal Languages



LET'S TALK Aboriginal Languages Symposium 

An event in celebration of the 2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages

Join in this unique opportunity to listen to a range of presentations from academics, policy officers and Aboriginal language speakers.

Topics include:

  • the difference between language speakers and trained interpreters
  • reverse court role plays
  • language research and teaching
  • cross cultural communication.

When: 9am - 4:30pm Friday 31 May 2019
Where: Mal Nairn Theatre - Charles Darwin University, Casuarina Campus

Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea is provided free of charge. Registration is essential.

     WATCH SESSIONS 1 - 6           WATCH SESSION 7           WATCH SESSIONS 9 - 11

Session 1
Moving towards AIS becoming AITS, The Aboriginal Interpreter and Translation Service

Steve Swartz

Session 2
Working with Interpreters Training Session

Nadyezhda Pozzana

Session 3
Exploring communication challenges in Indigenous health care.

Galathi Dhurrkay
Dr Elaine Lawurrpa Maypilama
Dr Anne Lowell

Session 4
Resource allocation for Bilingual Education: From Cyclone to Drought!  

Dr Janine Oldfield

Dr Michele Willsher

Session 5
Talking, singing and writing about it together.

Dr Waymamba Gaykamaŋu
Yasunori Hayashi

Session 6
Digital technologies for supporting Indigenous language work 

Cathy Bow

Session 7 & 8
Reverse Role play / Mock Courtroom Session by AIS

Aboriginal Interpreter Service

Session 9
The importance of linguistic analysis for language workers

Dr Nicoletta Romeo
Paola Fischer


Session 10

Language revival: on the run

Maree Klesch

 Session 11

 ARDS Aboriginal Corporation

Joy Bulkanhawuy
Gawura Wanambi
Yirriṉiṉba Dhurrkay
Hannah Harper


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This event is proudly brought to you by Northern Institute (Charles Darwin University), Batchelor Institute and Aboriginal Interpreter Service (NTG) to celebrate the 2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages.

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