Want to learn some Gumbaynggirr and Gamilaraay in Sydney this January? John Giacon passes on this information. Muurrbay Aboriginal Language and Culture Co-operative and Many Rivers Aboriginal Language Centre, in association with the Koori Centre at the University of Sydney, are facilitating Ngaawa-Garay, a summer school which will offer one week courses in Gumbaynggirr and Gamilaraay from Monday 15 - Friday 19 January, 2007.
The courses will be taught at the Koori Centre, by teaching teams made up of a teacher-linguist and Indigenous language teachers/researchers, and will have a maximum of fifteen students per language. Because of the need for teachers for these languages, preference will be given to Indigenous people involved in teaching these languages on country, and then to other Indigenous people.
For further details, check here.