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08 December 2022
10:00 - 12:00

Event for


Building: 1
Room: C150


People and Diversity


Mr. Cheyne Halloran
Dr. Louise Baird
Event about:

Acknowledgement of Ngunnawal Country Workshop

Overview of the history of the Canberra region from the perspective of the Ngunnawal people;

· Overview of the process of language revitalisation;

· The journey of language revitalisation for the Ngunnawal people;

· The difference between a Welcome to Country and an Acknowledgement of Country and the protocols around their use;

· Teaching of an Acknowledgement of Country in the Ngunnawal language.

At the end of the training participants will:

· Have a better understanding of how colonisation has impacted the Ngunnawal people;

· Have an appreciation for cultural reclamation and language revitalisation;

· Be able to deliver an Acknowledgement of Country in the Ngunnawal language with appropriate pronunciation, understanding, and respect.

Workshop Presenters

1. Ngunnawal man Mr. Cheyne Halloran : Mr.Cheyne has extensive experience working with Aboriginal communities around Australia in the areas of language and culture. He has language teaching experience through teaching English in China. He also runs cultural awareness training.

2. Linguist Dr. Louise Baird: Louise has worked with three communities in Eastern Indonesia on their endangered languages and has been working with the Ngunnawal community for the past couple of years on language revitalisation, producing a sketch grammar, working on language materials, such as a dictionary with community members, and supporting the community in their language reclamation and learning efforts.

Duration: 2 hours. Training audience: This workshop is for both academic and professional staff at University of Canberra.

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