Australian Indigenous Language Projects (language)

$2.6M for Indigenous Language Projects

Posted: Thursday, February 20, 2014 - 09:17

Forty-two new projects aimed at preserving Indigenous languages will share $2.6 million in Federal Government funding.

Announcing the latest recipients of the Indigenous Languages Support program, Minister for the Arts Senator George Brandis, and Minister for Indigenous Affairs Senator Nigel Scullion said the Government is committed to helping Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples keep their languages alive.

“The Indigenous Languages Support program was established in 1991 and has been a vital tool for maintaining, reviving and sharing Indigenous languages,” Brandis said.

The investment will support 42 additional activities and enable communities to develop culturally appropriate learning resources across a range of new media and through partnerships with schools, cultural organisations and libraries.

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