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.
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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.
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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!
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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?
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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).
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NAIDOC 2018: Because Of Her, We Can!
Ngoondengintha-yoowoorr yawoorroong gawooleng Miriwoong.
(Us Miriwoong women are great.)
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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. Continue reading Reflections from a Jawun secondee
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.
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MDWg team visits Moonamoorem (Goanna Dreaming site)
In early May, the MDWg team visited an important Miriwoong cultural site- Moonamoorem (the Goanna Dreaming). Here, we gathered footage for a film about Miriwoong storytelling. Our Project Linguist, Frances Kofod is recording and producing this film. Frances has been working with MDWg staff and Miriwoong Elders to capture stories that are important to Miriwoong people. An important part of this project has also been to encourage younger team members to tell their own stories. Continue reading Team visit to Moonamoorem, The Goanna Dreaming Site
New MDWg Publications
This year has been a busy one for the team at MDWg. We’ve spent lots of time learning language from our Elders, continued recording on Waringarri Radio and taught Miriwoong to 400 woothoo-woothoong (children) each week.
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