Navigating COVID-19 when you don’t understand English

MEDIA RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE     24:03:2020   Aboriginal communities in North-East Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory are urgently looking for information about COVID-19 in a language they can understand. Thousands of Yolngu people in this region speak English as…

Coronavirus 5-7: Where did it come from?

Here are 4 important education programs about the Coronavirus. These programs are primarily in Yolŋu Matha and are available with English subtitles. This is perfect for English speaking people involved with Yolŋu so you can listen together and have an informed conversation. To enable…

Coronavirus 1-4: Introduction to Coronavirus

Here are 4 important education programs about the Coronavirus. These programs are primarily in Yolŋu Matha and are available with English subtitles. This is perfect for English speaking people involved with Yolŋu so you can listen together and have an informed…

100+ Q&A: Week 4

Q10. After all the millions of dollars spent on Aboriginal health and education why haven’t the problems facing Indigenous people today been solved?
Q11. Aren’t Aboriginal languages very basic, with no real grammar system?
Q.12. Weren’t Aborginal people just hunter gatherers, wandering around to find food?

100+ Q&A: Week 3

Q7. “I know that a lot of really terrible things happened, but how many times do we have to say sorry to Aboriginal people?”.
Q.8 “What advice would you give to a mainstream teacher who is working with English second language people like Yolngu? ” Part 1
Q.9 “What advice would you give to a mainstream teacher who is working with English second language people like Yolngu? ” Part 2

100+ Q&A: Week 2

Q4. How did Aboriginal people use fire to look after the land?
Q.5 Are traditional methods and knowledge being passed on from Aboriginal Elders to young people?
Q6. What are Aboriginal community values and how do they differ from mainstream values?

100+ Q&A: Week 1

Welcome to our first three Q&A videos!    Q1. Richard addresses a statement that is heard frequently. “Aboriginal people were so primitive they didn’t even invent the wheel”.         Q.2 There are lots of skill-based programs rolled…

Life-changing Education: It’s here!

Richard recording with one of our Yolngu producers through the internet.  Life-changing education: it’s here! In mid 2017 we gained funding from the Office of Prime Minister and Cabinet to create new educational material for Yolngu. We’ve wanted to create…