Aboriginal sign languages are not well widely known about in mainstream Australia, says linguist Jenny Green in article by Fiona Murphy, author of the 2021 book 'The Shape of Sound', in an interview with ABC News. Anmatyerr educator, April Campbell talks about how she learnt sign and makes reference to the iltyem-iltyem (handtalk) website.
Bunnings Warehouse Alice Springs will donate equipment and labor to build a classroom on Aboriginal homeland Boomerang Bore to support the Pertame (Southern Arrernte) language school this Saturday the 26th of June.
Christobel Swan, elder in the Pertame master-apprentice program, has been selected as a finalist for 2021 National NAIDOC Female Elder of the Year Award.
Read below to find out more about this very special lady
The Pertame Master-Apprentice team travelled to Adelaide last week to present at the National Indigenous Research Conference as a part of the 2021 AIATSIS Summit. Shania Armstrong, Auriel Swan, Vanessa Farrelly & Samantha Armstrong gave a presentation about the program, while making new connections with First Nations leaders from across Australia.