Our mission is to save the unique Miriwoong language and culture from extinction.
Improving lives through language and education is at the heart of our efforts to preserve, maintain and transmit an irreplaceable heritage.
Many Miriwoong people have very poor life experiences. Achieving our mission of ensuring the survival of the Miriwoong language and culture is fundamental to the rebuilding of self-esteem and well-being of the original people of these lands.
What do we do?
We run the Miriwoong Language Nest to ensure that children in Kununurra grow up with a sense of linguistic identity, improving their self-esteem and increasing their prospects of better school achievement. We are currently reaching over 300 children a week in schools and early learning centres throughout Kununurra, teaching children in immersion-based sessions that incorporate songs, games and arts and craft activities.
The Master-Apprentice program pairs fluent, senior speakers with Apprentices who gradually gain more fluency. Additionally, weekly short Miriwoong radio programs written and created by our Miriwoong Language Workers broadcast the language all throughout the East Kimberley. Language workers also publish books and multi-media tools to assist with language learning and cultural maintenance. Back to country trips promote cultural learning between elders and young people. We need your assistance to operate these vital programs.
Donate to Indigenous language support - Miriwoong language
For as little as the cost of a cup of coffee per week, you can help save an endangered language, giving it the best chance for survival, and empowering an indigenous community in the process.
Are donations tax deductible? Yes
Will I receive a receipt for my donation?
Yes, immediately sent to you by email when approved.