ABC Open Producer Nathan Morris recording with Gloria Dann. Language worker collaborations with their local ABC producers continue, with language teams working on Station IDs, Word Up stories, Marrin Gamu and the new "Say Hello" project for this year's NAIDOC celebrations.
Language Station IDs
Vaughan Hargreaves recording at ABC Studio Darwin. Photo ABC Top End
Each of the forty-eight ABC Regional stations are collecting language Station IDs for playing during NAIDOC and throughout the year. If you don't know that your language has been recorded get in touch with your ABC Local Station in the next week to make a time to capture your ID.
Word Up shares the diverse languages of black Australia from Anmatyerre to Arrernte, from Bidjara to Bundjalung, from Nyungar to Ngaanyatjarra, from Yankunytjatjara to Yorta Yorta—one word at a time.
Mother Tongue films screen on ABC Me
Say Hello - A call to language teachers
Clayton Cruse saying 'Hi' in the ABC Open 'Greetings' video made at the WANALA conference 2015.
For NAIDOC we have asked that each ABC Station works with a teacher of the language on which the station is situated to record a light-hearted lesson on how to greet people in that region. With the teacher's permission, each of the station staff will learn the greeting and use it on air during NAIDOC. The lessons can be broadcast live or pre-recorded. And where appropriate, we hope that schools and councils will join this movement, learning and using their local greetings during NAIDOC and throughout the year.If you are a language teacher who would like to be involved, contact your local media agencies to see if they would like to participate.