Keeping language alive
The department of Education, Culture and Employment hosted the "NWT Aboriginal Languages Symposium (ALS)" last week in Yellowknife. At least 250 delegates representing NWT aboriginal language community workers, language professionals, aboriginal organizations, elders, youth, and government agencies were in attendance.
Having all the knowledgeable people together to brainstorm new ideas to inspire one another is a positive way to ensure there will be traditional language speakers in the future.>>>
Australian police in central Queensland have turned to Aboriginal culture to help solve some modern day problems. They've developed a program which encourages indigenous boys to re-connect with their traditional culture. The program is proving so successful it's now being expanded to other areas.>>>Nebraska center will focus on Pawnee culture
DANNEBROG - Many of the pieces of art at the Pawnee Arts Building here look like traditional Native American works, maybe artifacts.
At least, that is, until you look closer. On those medicine boxes are gas cans and people in classic cars. There's a painting of Native Americans hunting buffalo - while riding Indian motorcycles.>>>
ON Saturday, Blacktown residents will get the chance to see an incredible performance that celebrates the Darug people.
Accompanied by percussion and guitar, Karen Smith will share and celebrate the stories of her Aboriginal ancestors, their legacy and the place they hold in Australia’s early colonial history and the present. >>>
Caroline Aya was playing in front of her house in January when a neighbor put a cloth over her mouth and fled with her.
A couple of days later, the 8-year-old's body was found a short walk away – with her tongue cut out. Police believe she was offered up as a human sacrifice in a ritual killing, thought to bring wealth or health.>>>