Joint Media Release with Minister for the Arts Senator the Hon Mitch Fifield and Country Liberals Candidate for Lingiari Jacinta Price
The Coalition Government is providing funding of $2.3 million for projects in Lingiari through the 2018-19 Indigenous Languages and Arts programme funding round, Minister for the Arts Senator Mitch Fifield, Country Liberals Senator for the Northern Territory, Nigel Scullion and CLP Candidate for Lingiari, Jacinta Price, announced.
“While Michael Gunner and Territory Labor continue to neglect Indigenous languages and rip money out of remote Aboriginal communities, the CLP will always ensure these vital services that keep people connected to their culture and country can be delivered.
“It’s great to see the good work of local community organisations recognised by the Federal Coalition Government,” Senator Scullion said.
Ms Price said, “Expert organisations such as ARDS (Aboriginal Resource and Development Services) Aboriginal Corporation and Purple House will share in this funding to revitalise the Indigenous languages of our region.”
The range of projects includes:
- Warddeken Land Management Limited will design apps for oral language learning in Arnhem Land ($135,284)
- ARDS Aboriginal Corporation will create digital resources and host language and song workshops in Arnhem Land ($99,937)
- ARDS Aboriginal Corporation for Minjilang Language and Culture Project ($200,000)
- Indigenous Community Television Limited to produce Our Bedtime Stories season 2 ($187,462)
- Ngukurr Art Aboriginal Corporation for the production of three short films ($100,000)
- Ikuntji Artists Aboriginal Corporation will publish Life stories of Ikuntji artists ($100,000)
- The Purple House will develop translation software in the traditional Luritja Language ($95,400)
- Gong Wanhurr Indigenous Corporation will create the Wangurri Virtual Museum ($200,000)
- Durrmu Arts Aboriginal Corporation will create the West Daly Digital Publishing Program ($87,300)
- Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education will build the Mawng Ngaralk website for languages of Goulburn Island ($80,000)
- Waltja Tjutangku Palyapayi Aboriginal Corporation will record stories about Central Australia remote communities bush tucker and Country ($199,944)
- Namatjira Legacy Trust will create a Western Aranda Language and Culture Outreach Program ($105,6400
- Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education will create resources for the revival of the Kungarakan language ($200,000)
- Papulu Apparr‐kari Aboriginal Corporation will undergo Language archival Management ($150,000)
- Indigenous Remote Communications Association will develop a cloud based user‐friendly media access platform (143,000)
- Bula’bula Arts Aboriginal Corporation will share Yolngu language through a community‐based podcast series ($200,000)
“This demonstrates the great skills of the organisations based here in the Northern Territory. These projects will ensure we can all benefit from our rich local culture into the future,” Ms Price said.
Minister for the Arts, Mitch Fifield said, “Arts and language play an essential role in the health and wellbeing of Indigenous communities. These funds will help create Indigenous art and preserve Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander stories for current and future generations.”
For more information about the program and to view the full list of funding recipients visit: www.arts.gov.au/ILA