2019 is the UN Year of Indigenous Languages. As such it’s a time to reflect on the Languages spoken here in Australia before white colonisation. Jane Simpson has written a piece for The Conversation that I think you need to read. We need to act now, before we lose more. I would love to see the Australian Government pull their collective fingers out and actually fund more language reclamation projects.
I’m putting together lists of resources that the Library I work for has in Languages, to celebrate this year. It’s an amazing and rich collection, but we need to do more to make sure they will survive for future generations. What will you do?