2018 Western Australian Regional Achievement and Community Awards Finalist Recently we were nominated and named a finalist for the Curtin University Teaching Excellence Award in the 2018 Western Australian Regional Achievement and Community Awards. It is a great privilege to be nominated in these prestigious Awards alongside many other wonderful people and organisations from Western Australia.
World Teachers’ Day
Celebrating Miriwoong Language Teachers Woorlab barrenkoo-woorri woothoo-woothoong Miriwoo-biny, wayini woorlab berrindawoon waniwoogeng. (Speak Miriwoong to children and then they will all keep on speaking.)
MDWg’s Vision and Values Refresh
MDWg’s Vision and Values Refresh Earlier this year, the MDWg team began work on updating the organisation’s vision and values. We wanted these to reflect the current direction, purpose and goals of Mirima Dawang Woorlab-gerring. With the help of a number of secondees from the Jawun program, we have created a vision and values that we are proud to share.
Congratulations to MDWg’s Young Leader of the Year!
Garijang, Jobeth! Well Done! Jobeth Winton, member of MDWg’s Miriwoong Language Nest team was announced Younger Leader of the Year at the 2018 Third Sector Awards. This is a huge achievement, and we are all so proud of her for winning this well-deserved award.
MDWg receives an Australian Ethical Community Grant!
MDWg receives an Australian Ethical Community Grant! A few months ago, we reached out to our network of friends and supporters, asking them to vote for MDWg to receive an Australian Ethical Community Grant. We’re so delighted to share that we have been successful!
International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples
International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples Today is the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples. Did you know, Indigenous people make up less than 5% of the world’s population, but speak the majority of the world’s estimated 7000 languages?
MDWg NAIDOC Week Open Day & AIWA Launch
MDWg NAIDOC Week Open Day & AIWA Launch A special NAIDOC event took place at MDWg on Tuesday, July 10. MDWg opened its doors for an Open Day, and combined this event with the launch of Aboriginal Interpreting Western Australia (AIWA, formerly Kimberley Interpreting Service).
NAIDOC 2018: Because Of Her, We Can!
NAIDOC 2018: Because Of Her, We Can! Ngoondengintha-yoowoorr yawoorroong gawooleng Miriwoong. (Us Miriwoong women are great.)
Reflections from a Jawun secondee
Reflections from a Jawun secondee The following blog was written by Jane, a Jawun secondee that the MDWg team had the pleasure of getting to know this year.
Ninggoowoong Woorrnging: The Miriwoong Family Song
Ninggoowoong Woorrnging: The Miriwoong Family Song On June 9, a cohort of Year 3 students performed a Miriwoong song at the Kununurra District High School’s whole school assembly. This is the first time in recent memory that a song in an Indigenous language has been performed at the school.