Why keeping Indigenous language alive is important for all

Part of the Kinderling Conversation for parents. Weekdays 12pm-1pm.

Wed 11 January 2017

14 mins

Aunty Jacinta Tobin is a Darug woman keeping her language alive through song and teaching in workshops. She talks about what language means to her, the planet, children and Non-Indigenous Australians.

At last, viewing workshops for the Sydney Festival were sold out, but you can join a waiting list here.

To learn more, Aunty Jacinta also recommends Richard Green’s website Dharug Dalang, Jaky Troy, Jeremy Steele  and Aunty Edna Watson.

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