February 21, 2023

International Mother Language Day

21 February is International Mother Language Day.

Celebrating International Mother Language Day raises awareness about the importance of preserving indigenous and local languages. The United Nations has declared that 2022-2032 will be the decade of Indigenous languages.

In honour of International Mother Language Day we are sharing a Ted Talk video titled ‘Keep our Languages Alive’ by Kylie Bracknell, formerly Kylie Farmer and also known as Kaarlikilba Kaardn. Kylie is an actress, TV presenter, writer and director from the Noongar/Bibbulmun nation. Kylie has translated Shakespeare, Fists of Fury, Sonnet 127 and more  into Noongar language

(Click on Image to watch)

Learning and listening to lullabies and songs in language is a great experience to share with children and helps to keep strong in culture while at home.

Community Arts Networks Djinda Djinda Community Choir Lullabies Song Book.

Kwobidak Maawit; Noongar lullabies from Bunbury Spotify playlist

Join Noongar Dandjoo to learn and act along to ‘Head Shoulders Knees and Toes


Yorganop develops language resources to help children and young people learn their language. We have developed resources in Noongar, Wajarri (Yamatji), Gija, Ngarluma and Martu.

Click here for a full list of Yorganop’s language resources



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