“[sign language] is the sacredness of the hand. It’s part of respect. When people use sign their spirit feels well”
“We are recording sign language to keep it strong. We are losing some of our elders, and they want us to record their knowledge"
The iltyem-iltyem website is the first searchable on-line resource for Australian Indigenous sign languages. To view the iltyem-iltyem website, click here.
The project aims to:
- make culturally appropriate, accessible sign language learning resources
- document and archive sign language materials for future generations
- raise the profile of Australian Indigenous sign languages
To learn more about the use of hand signs in Central Australian languages, click here for the slides from the Iltyem-iltyem talk at the Knowledge Intersections Symposium September 21st, 2021.
For further information tune into the Parliament of Victoria webinar Culture and Communication 23 September 2021.