In Our Words – History in Ancestral Languages Project
Throughout Cape York, lack of resources to support teaching, learning and transmission of ancestral languages is a critical threat to language viability. There is a great need for materials to support teaching in First Nations ancestral languages at every level, as well as personal and family language study and community revitalisation eﬀorts. Since 2015 Pama Language Centre has collaborated with speech communities to develop high quality resources and scalable models and projects to build conﬁdence and engagement in our languages, and to ﬁll the need for resources to support language teaching and learning. This project addresses the particular need for materials to support intermediate Guugu Yimithirr language learners with resources that are appropriately challenging both in content and language complexity. The Guugu Yimithirr pilot of this project is based on various primary and secondary sources, including audio recordings lodged at AIATSIS. Content is based on archived and ﬁrst-person historical accounts from written and oral sources, including archival audio recordings. In Our Words History in Ancestral Languages Pilot is a ??? project funded by DATSIP.