The Language Center has as
its core business the task of maintaining, revitailising and restoring
the Indigenous languages of the Barkly Region of the Northern Territory
of Australia. The Languages are:
Warumungu Warlpiri Alyawarr Kayetye Warlmanpa
Wakaya Mudburra Wambaya Jingili Kudanji Ngarnga Binbinga Garrawa Yanyuwa
To achieve these outcomes the Language
Center is working on recording via a variety of means including written,
audio, visual and new media technologies, the languages and cultural practices
of the people of the Barkly.
Cultural Awareness/Cross Cutural Courses
government departments and corporate organisations we can run cross cultural
courses to outline some of the cultural differences that may impact upon
their organisations when dealing with or employing indigenous peoples.
Conducted in conjunction
with the Abiriginal Interpreter Service the Language Center can supply
interpreters for court appearances and to help with legal matters. Interpreters
conducting this work have completed interpreter training.
In addition we can supply interpreters to assist communication with medical
services and other functions of government if required.
To enable effective communication between indigenous peoples and government
and corporate services we have teams of indigenous people who can mediate
or liase between indigenous people and your organisation to allow for
effective communication or resolve disputes.
The Language Center can transalte your message into both written and oral
forms to enable you to effectively get your message out to indigenous
people. English is a second language to many of the people of the Barkly
and we would like to assist you in getting your message across.