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palawa kani NAIDOC Week Activities 2017 Our Language Matters

NAIDOC Week 2017 Our Language Matters As part of NAIDOC week, families and programs took part in a variety of activities celebrating the theme Our Language Matters. Here are videos and photos of some of the celebrations: Scarlett Spotswood & Stella Hall giving Welcome to Country, Launceston Mall, NAIDOC 2017. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sSno71b0L-I&feature=youtu.be kanaplila-ripana (Youth Dance), perform nawama papiti (thunder & lightning) and warruwa (evil spirit) dances for NAIDOC Week, Launceston Mall, 2017. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qDgAQVxrdSI&feature=youtu.be pakana kitina (little Tassie Blackfellas) group singing in palawa kani, Launceston TAC, NAIDOC 2017. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XOnYaobNP28&feature=youtu.be Cooper Marshall, giving ... Read more

Make trip suggestions for rrala milaythina-ti / Strong in Country project

Video demonstration: Suggest a community trip on our live map @  https://www.zeemaps.com/map?group=2539751#     For more details about the project: rrala milaythina-ti \ Strong on Country Project Read more

palawa kani Meme Challenge

Mother language Meme Competition #palawakani Aboriginal youth created their own memes in palawa kani.  In celebration of UNESCO’s International Mother Language Day 2017 on February 21. Mother Language Day was founded to promote and celebrate linguistic and cultural diversity around the world, with a special emphasis on indigenous, minority, heritage, and endangered languages. The Challenge: Join the movement and participate by creating an original meme in your mother language, add a hashtag, and share with others around the world.   Read more

Reconciliation Event in Burnie

http://www.theadvocate.com.au/story/4700197/reconciliation-week-celebrations/ Read more

ABC website – Right Wrongs – that can be used any time, Reconciliation Week or not.

http://www.abc.net.au/rightwrongs/ Read more

11 more Aboriginal + Dual Names to go to Nomenclature Board in June 2017

11 more Aboriginal and Dual Names to go to Nomenclature Board in June 2017 11 palawa kani Names for places are ready to be sent to the Tasmanian Government’s Nomenclature Board to consider in their June 2017 meeting.   These are names for 9 places at Cape Grim; and for 2 waterfalls which do not already have names – one in Launceston and one in Hobart. The previous two batches of names each took about twelve months to be assigned so we can ... Read more

palawa kani names for two waterfalls

palawa kani names for two waterfalls Two waterfalls in Tasmania which don’t have official names can be given palawa kani names. One is on the foothills of kunanyi/Mt Wellington, Hobart. turikina    truwala said as (tu ree kee nah)    (tru wah lah). which means:   Mountain     Waterfall (literally –  ‘waterfall mountain’ as the palawa kani word order is the reverse of English).           press play to hear pronunciation:     The second is in Punchbowl Reserve, Launceston. luyni mungalina said as (loy nee ) (mu ngah lee nah). which means:   Raining Rock [Waterfall] because the falls only ... Read more

Land Management Update March 2017

This new Land Management Update celebrates the work and life on returned land, with features on Preminghana and Babel Island and some palawa kani to boot. It is available at: http://tacinc.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Land-Management-update-Mar17.pdf (It is best printed as a booklet.) Read more

Push for Tasmanian Aboriginal MLC Ramping up

  Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre addresses redistribution tribunal     Also Related: http://www.theadvocate.com.au/story/4504295/mansell-to-argue-for-mlc-addition Read more

Understanding culture key to better health

GPs benefit from a better understanding of Aboriginal Culture, through partnership between TAC and General Practice Training Tasmania (GPTT). Mercury 10 Jan 2017. Read more
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