VACL was in Lakes Entrance on the weekend to support the first ever Ngarigo Monero Language Workshop with the Ninde Ngujarn Ngarigo Monero Aboriginal Corporation. There were 16 participants who came from as far as Melbourne, Sydney and the south coast of New South Wales to attend the workshop. The…
The Fourth Dungala Kaiela Writers Awards took place on Friday 30th October at Rumbalara Football and Netball Club in Shepparton to a packed house. With the Language section is in its third year, the number of entrants has increased from 4 to 11 and then this year 32 entries, with large numbers in the Junior…
Students at Heywood & District Secondary College, Warrnambool Primary School, Merrivale Primary School and Warrnambool East Primary School have all contributed to a suite of six brand new Aboriginal language apps featuring local Gunditjmara languages. Launched on the 26th October 2015, the six interactive digital storybook apps feature five traditional…
Friday, 30 October 2015 10:49

New Language Revival Factsheets

Introduced at the Puliima National Indigneous Language and Technology Forum 2015, the Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages has produced this series of factsheets to support communities working to revive their languages. These factsheets reflect what we learned from the Meeting Point Project, which was run between 2008 and 2014. In that…
Friday, 23 October 2015 14:37

An inspiring week at Puliima

The Puliima National Indigenous Language and Technology Forum took place in Melbourne this month. The event attracted over 230 people from nations across Australia as well as international guests. Energy and enthusiasm filed the William Angliss Institute as participants exchanged ideas and shared passion for language and culture. In collaboration…
The series of Gunditjmara language classes at Minajalku, Thornbury has begun with great success, the first class getting the ball rolling for classes throughout October and November. The four class program encourages Gunditjmara people to come and learn Gunditjmara language with Joel Wright, Laka Gunditj Language Worker at VACL. The…
The Digital Children's Book Fair is an international event in Japan celebrating the best digital children's books from around the world. Authors, illustrators, app developers and distributors were brought together at the end of August to select and award stories targeted at children made as ebooks, apps and other formats.…
Friday, 04 September 2015 15:27

Indigenous Literacy Day at Fitzroy Library

Last week on Wednesday September 2nd, Indigenous Literacy Day, Fitzroy Library visitors were treated to an Aboriginal Language Awareness Workshop presented by Wurundjeri woman and VACL Project Officer Mandy Nicholson. On a wet cold evening, more than 40 attendees enjoyed over an hour of learning more about Aboriginal Language in Victoria.  Mandy…
The Shearwater Festival has recently been successful in attracting a Regional Arts Victoria grant of $13,450 to fund a project ‘Shearwater Short Tales: Facilitating Creative Collaborations across Gippsland’. Shearwater Short Tales will be a new element of Phillip Island’s annual Shearwater Festival, taking place on 21st and 22nd November, 2015.…
VACL is proud to announce that the Shearwater Festival has been awarded the Community HART Award for 2015 in the Community Organisation category! The Awards celebrate projects in which local governments and community organisations are Helping Achieve Reconciliation Together. The projects featured in the 2015 Community HART Awards bring people…
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