Miriwoong has suffered immensely from the ongoing effects of colonisation and social disadvantage and now has only few fluent speakers remaining. At the same time, language is a crucial trait of human identity and its loss can lead to severe trauma and lack of orientation in life, especially in young people.
Research indicates that individuals who can speak their mother tongue have significantly better mental and physical health, increased self-esteem, are more likely to attend and finish school, gain employment and are even less likely to abuse alcohol or illicit substances. The work Mirima Dawang Woorlab-gerring (MDWg) the programs enables the Miriwoong community to achieve these positive outcomes, helping shape the future of our people, and promoting positive intercultural awareness for all involved. But the costs of running a language revitalisation program are quite significant.
That’s where you come in.
We can all help to save the Miriwoong language. The preservation and revitalisation of the language will enable Miriwoong people to reconnect with their heritage, ensuring that the culture of this country lives on.
According to traditional Miriwoong culture, all kinds of exchange are based on long-lasting partnership and friendship.
Explore how you or your business might be able to partner with the work of the Mirima Dawang Woorlab-gerring…
MDWg is recognised as both a registered Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) and a Public Benevolent Institution (PBI). The financial support provided by our partners and sponsors directly supports the programs and activities. These programs contribute significantly to the preservation and revitalisation of the Miriwoong language and culture.