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From the department

Join us online for NSW Aboriginal Languages Week

Children holding artwork in a playground.

This week, schools across New South Wales are celebrating the very first NSW Aboriginal Languages Week. The theme is "Languages Alive, Culture Thrives," and recognises the important role of Aboriginal community organisations and groups in preserving indigenous languages.

You can take part in virtual events like language lessons in Wiradjuri, Dunghutti, and Gumbaynggirr and enjoy a Yinabildanhi fishing story in Gamilaraay. Younger kids can also learn Aboriginal languages with Ninganah No More.

This week is also notable because it marks the Aboriginal Languages Act 2017 becoming a law. It's a great opportunity to connect with and honour local Aboriginal community groups and organisations dedicated to revitalising their languages.

To learn more about local community events, contact your local Aboriginal Education Consultative Group committee and visit Aboriginal Language Trust.