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Calls for Indigenous Language in Early Education   
Friday, 28 September 2012

Produced by Adam Jeffrey

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The results of a parliamentary report on language learning in Indigenous communities has prompted calls for the inclusion of indigenous languages in early education within indigenous communities.

The report from the Standing Committee on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs argues for greater recognition and resourcing of indigenous languages and requests action be taken to stall the high rate of native languages being forgotten in Australia. The report findings have also lead to calls for a higher focus on indigenous language in early education. (Image from http://www.yipirinya.com.au/index.phtml)

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Dr Charles Grimes - Linguistics Consultant, Australian Society for Indigenous Languages
Ken Langford-Smith - Principal, Ypirinya School

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