Native American guests in Central Desert – Language revival workshop

Earlier in the week, the launch of the Master Apprentice Indigenous Language Revival Conference at the Desert Knowledge Precinct in Alice Springs, had cultures come together, to discuss methods to revive endangered indigenous languages.

Experienced trainers taught the background to the master apprentice method of language revival, including focused sessions for elder speakers, as well as seperate sessions for new learners, workshops provided direct training in using technology for documentation as a learning aid, were also held at the conference.

Arrernte woman and teacher of the Arrernte language, Kumalie Riley, said language is important to keep connection to the land.

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