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nupiri muka “Eye of the Sea” Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) official naming at the Australian Maritime College, Friday 18 August

nupiri muka “Eye of the Sea” Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV)   Official naming at the Australian Maritime College, Friday 18 August Southern Cross News Read more

palawa kani nayri mina-tu (Our Language Matters) because…

palawa kani  nayri mina-tu  (Our Language Matters) was the 2017 NAIDOC theme. To celebrate this, Aborigines of all ages across the state wrote and recorded their own message about why our language matters and what it means to them. The messages are written either in palawa kani or a mix of palawa kani and English depending on the writer’s level of language use. These messages were written across rri (hand) stencils and displayed in Hobart at piyura kitina (Risdon Cove) and the Aboriginal Children’s ... Read more

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

pilri/Cape Grim, Our Story is in our Country and its Names, palawa kani booklet 2019

pilri/Cape Grim, Our Story is in our Country and its Names, palawa kani booklet 2019 CLICK THE IMAGE BELOW TO OPEN THE BOOKLET: NINE PLACES at CAPE GRIM In honour of our ancestors and in memory of their loss of life and lands, we proposed to the Tasmanian Place Names Board in 2017 that offensive and racist names in this region be replaced with the original Aboriginal names, and that other places are assigned dual names. In the case of three places which do not have European ... 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
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