Wednesday, 30 July 2014 14:43

Reconciliation Week at Glenelg Shire

On Friday May 30, the Glenelg Shire held its annual Reconciliation Week event. A small group of Year 8 Aboriginal Language and Culture students from Heywood & District Secondary College attended, accompanied by Ms Tashkoff. The event took place at the Portland Civic Hall, in front of the Mayor, Councilor…
Wednesday, 30 July 2014 14:21

Heywood Students Run Language Workshops

During Reconciliation Week 2014, Year 7 students from Heywood & District Secondary College ran Aboriginal Language workshops with 170 Grade 5 & 6 students form all around the district. This was part of the Aboriginal Language & Culture component of the Year 7 integrated program 'Literacy, Literature and Life'. The…
The Hon Heidi Victoria MP, Minister for the Arts, invites you to celebrate at the launch of a new publication of Aboriginal Creation Stories of Victoria Nyernila: Listen Continuously. Following the success of the Kulin Creation Stories Booklet published in collaboration with Arts Victoria, we have extended this project and…
Thursday, 12 June 2014 12:19

Bruce Pascoe on Bush Telegraph

Make sure you catch up with last week's feature length broadcast of Bush Telegraph. This thought provoking panel discussion on Indigenous land management includes VACL Board Member Bruce Pascoe, who talks about his ground breaking new book Dark Emu.  To read the article or download the audio recording click the link below…
Tuesday, 27 May 2014 11:45

Book Launch!

Aboriginal Historical and Language Resources Launch After several years of research, the Victorian Aboriginal Corporation of Languages (VACL) held a multi-book launch on the 10th of June to celebrate the release of three new publications. Each of these publications plays a role in celebrating VACL’s 20th year of language revival in…
Tuesday, 15 April 2014 12:21

Learning to communicate with the past

 From an article featured in The Standard by Sean McComish about our own Joel Wright: Kirkstall resident Joel Wright is co-ordinator of the South West Aboriginal Language Program, which is helping to revive local indigenous languages through the region’s schools.   A REVIVAL is quietly taking place in classrooms across the…
Monday, 07 April 2014 13:29

VACL Board Member on ABC Radio

VACL author and Board Member Bruce Pascoe spoke on ABC radio last week in a fascinating discussion about his new book Dark Emu. Bruce explained how his research uncovered compelling evidence challenging conventional beliefs about Aboriginal People’s way of working and being on the land in pre-colonial Australia. If you missed it,…
VACL held an exciting Dhauwurd Wurrung Language Workshop for the Heywood & District Secondary College in November Last year. Over the two days, the group was introduced to the subject of language sources and language families, and by the end of the second day, were able to introduce themselves, where…
Bass Coast and Shire Festival Representatives presented VACL staff with Tidy Towns Sustainable Communities award for 2013, on 23rd November last year. The award acknowledges the importance of community involvement in protecting and enhancing the environment. VACL looks forward to further engagement in this creative, cultural and environmental festival that…
 VACL Executive Officer Paul Paton was a guest speaker at Melbourne Mueseum’s 2013 Knowledge Week program. He discussed VACL’s close ties with Indigenous communities and the expert team at Bunjilaka Cultural Centre, and how these conversations have been so integral to the success of the First People’s exhibition. Paul also…
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