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Volume 1 | Aboriginal, Culture, Close, Language, National, Policy, Australian, Update | FATSILC, Fed. Aboriginal Torres Strait Island Languages and Culture

Federation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander  Languages and Culture Corporation

295 King Street

Melbourne VIC, 3000

Phone : 03 9602 4700

Fax : 03 9602 4770

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Language Worker Course - taking ownership of your language PDF Print E-mail

Language Worker Course
Language Worker Course
The Resource Network for Linguistic Diversity recently began piloting its new Documenting and Revitalizing Indigenous Languages (DRIL) Training Program. DRIL is designed for Aboriginal and Islander people who want to develop, implement and manage their own language projects.

FATSILC presents at NSW Aboriginal Languages Meeting PDF Print E-mail

Sone McKendry, acting manager of FATSILC, presented on behalf of FATSILC with Ken Walker and John Atkinson. The FATSILC acting manager and board representatives attended the Aboriginal Languages meeting facilitated by the NSW Aboriginal Education Consultative Group Inc and Aboriginal Affairs NSW for the NSW Aboriginal Languages and how they can further develop this policy and how other states and aboriginal organisations can assist or how the NSW can assist with this policy etc.
Workshops were more specific to the NSW policy, ie curriculum issues, linguists’ context. 

Sharing Culture Online – Connecting Kids with Culture Education and Communities PDF Print E-mail

Sharing Culture Online
Sharing Culture Online
Sharing Culture Online is a revolutionary new system to help Aboriginal and other Indigenous communities to record, store and assist with passing on language and knowledge on a wide scale. The easy to use system lets you create digital talking dictionaries, use your own images to produce bi-lingual talking books, facts and jigsaw puzzles.


Close the Gap PDF Print E-mail

"Statistics of shortened life expectancy are our mothers and fathers, uncles and aunties who live diminished lives. We die silently under these statistics."

Professor Mick Dodson, 2009 Australian of the Year and Aboriginal activist and lawyer

Show your support

Sign the Close the Gap pledge

Get involved in National Close the Gap Day

Take the latest online action

ACARA Update PDF Print E-mail

The Australian Curriculum:

ACARA Update
ACARA Update

Languages update

A national forum on the Australian Curriculum: 
Languages was held on Monday 25 October.

The purpose of the forum was to provide participants with the opportunity to provide feedback on the Initial Advice Paper for Languages. 


What’s Coming Up PDF Print E-mail
National Close the Gap Day 
24 March 2011, Everywhere, All States and Territories                                                     
National Close the Gap Day gives Australians the opportunity to come together and show their support for closing the life expectancy gap between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders and other Australians. Individuals and local groups can organise a small-scale event to celebrate the gains that have been made, and use the Oxfam website for ideas, resources and to register their event.