Indigenous Languages Grants recipients

In Queensland, more than 100 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages and dialects were once spoken. Today around 50 of these remain, with less than 20 used as first languages.

As the United Nations International Decade of Indigenous Languages begins, the Queensland Government has invested $410,000 across 32 organisations helping to promote, preserve, and revitalise Aboriginal peoples and Torres Strait Islander peoples languages.

Indigenous Languages Grants support projects across the state, from Badu Island to Goondiwindi, Torquay on Butchulla Country to Barcaldine, and up to the Wellesley Islands in the Gulf of Carpentaria.

Projects include:

  • camps on Country to record and teach language
  • resources for schools
  • recordings of traditional lullabies and songs
  • digital Welcome to Country
  • crafting workshops
  • dictionaries and train-the-trainer workshops
  • and many other innovative approaches.

View the Indigenous Languages Grants recipients.