Nurturing Languages of the Land
4 Week Series
Week 3- 17th October *rescheduled*
Indigenous Resurgence and the Politics of Language
The Indigenous Languages of Australia have been severely impacted by the violence of settler colonialism. Many languages have fallen asleep, whilst many others are rapidly approaching this horizon of silence. Few of Australia’s Indigenous languages are strong. However, across the country, communities are working to reconstruct, reclaim and revitalize their languages. Alongside the ongoing imperial ruination of linguistic diversity, a renaissance is taking place. In this series of talks, we will look at how Indigenous communities are reclaiming their languages and working to keep them strong, whilst also asking what settler Australians can do to support and participate in this movement.
Location: The Alderman (upstairs) 134 Lygon St, East Brunswick
Format: 45 minute conversation,
45 minute open discussion