General Meeting negatives and positives
Posted on: 27 June 2020, 12:00am
Members of Papulu Apparr-kari Aboriginal Corporation (The Language Centre) came together last week for a General meeting requested by selected members.
The meeting was well attended with members traveling from Elliott and from throughout the Barkly region.
A robust discussion took place by members.
Even though some members were denied entrance to the meeting by a non-member.
Members were told by a nephew of other members at the meeting that “the meeting was full and that they could not go in.”
This is disappointing and complaints from those members who were denied entry have been forwarded to the Office of the Registrar of Indigenous Corporations to deal with.
The Governing Committee and staff answered all questions raised and provided information about the high standard of language work we are carrying out.
They also took on board all issues raised and will take steps to ensure suggested improvements are carried out.
What we need to do is let people and the community know what we are doing more.
A printed newsletter will be produced regularly and we will not rely on multi-media as we have been doing.
People and community members need to remember that PAK is here for all languages and not just one.
If you would like to see a program developed in your language, let us know and we will see how we can help it happen.
Language teaching starts at home with yourself and your families.
Help keep your languages strong and pass them on to your children and grandchildren to ensure language stays alive in the future.
Pak Newspaper 26 06 20