Funding for new language preservation projects, helping Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples keep their languages alive, has been announced.
The Indigenous Languages Support program will support 42 additional activities, enabling communities to develop culturally-appropriate learning resources across a range of new media and through partnerships with schools, cultural organisations and libraries.
Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Nigel Scullion said the $2.6 million funding would bring the total investment of Australian Government funding for Indigenous languages to more than $13 million in 2013-14.
“Australian Government support for the protection of Indigenous languages is also an investment in the rich cultural heritage of Australia’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, protecting and preserving it for future generations,” Senator Scullion said.
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