Mirima Council Aboriginal Corporation

Indigenous language support - Miriwoong language

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 400 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 Miriwoong radio programs written and created by our Miriwoong Language Workers broadcast the language throughout the East Kimberley. We 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 to revitalise the Miriwoong language

  • $20 - supports a Miriwoong language lesson for children
  • $50 - supports a group of adult learners to engage with one of the few remaining Miriwoong speakers
  • $100 - supports the production of a Miriwoong radio program
  • $250 - supports an educational field trip on country to preserve Miriwoong language
  • $500 - supports the creation of a bilingual audio book

We need your help to revitalise the Miriwoong language, and to support the Miriwoong community in creating a positive future for generations to come.

Contact Details

Lot 2229 Button Drive
KUNUNURRA WA, 6743

Are donations tax deductible?

Yes

Will I receive a receipt for my donation?

Yes, as soon as your donation is processed.