In this presentation Julian discusses the positive impact reclaiming language has for first people. He cites the growing understanding that Indigenous language is inseparable from culture - that language is integral in affirming and maintaining wellbeing, self-esteem and identity. The National Trust of Western Australia is contributing to the reclamation of Aboriginal languages in the Goldfields region through the establishment of the Goldfields Aboriginal Languages Centre in Kalgoorlie.
About the Speaker Julian Donaldson – Chief Executive Officer National Trust of Western Australia Julian joined the Trust in January 2016. He was previously CEO of the Perth International Arts Festival. His interest is in inspiring community support for heritage which he believes contributes much to a sense of community well-being.
Preserving Aboriginal Culture Through Language
Tuesday 14th March 2017
Reid Library, Second Floor Conference Room
Doors open 7pm, talk commences 7:30pm Cost: $5 donation (Free for Friends of the Library Members)
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