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Indigenous Language and Storytelling at Heart of New Connecting Up Partnership


13 March 2018 at 9:02 am
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Indigenous Language, a new technology award and a conference keynote are at the heart of a new Connecting Up partnership.


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Indigenous Language and Storytelling at Heart of New Connecting Up Partnership
13 March 2018 at 9:02 am

Indigenous Language, a new technology award and a conference keynote are at the heart of a new Connecting Up partnership.

Connecting Up has sponsored a full day of Australian Indigenous Language programming on Indigenous Community Television (ICTV) as part of one of its key partnerships for 2018.

The sponsorship of ICTV’s programming is just one element of a broader partnership with ICTV that includes significant participation by ICTV at Connecting Up’s annual conference in Brisbane from 2 to 4 May.

The day of Indigenous Language programming was broadcast in celebration of International Mother Language Day (IMLD) – a worldwide annual observance held to promote awareness of linguistic and cultural diversity and promote multilingualism.

First announced by UNESCO on 17 November 1999, IMLD was formally recognised by the United Nations General Assembly in a resolution establishing 2008 as the International Year of Languages.

The partnership between Connecting Up and ICTV will see film makers Henry Augustine and Neil Turner deliver a keynote speech at Connecting Up’s annual Conference from 2 to 4 May at the Hilton Hotel, Brisbane.

This year’s Australian Not-For-Profit Technology Awards, meanwhile, at the Hilton on Thursday 3 March, will include the inaugural ICTV Best Digital Storytelling by an Indigenous Australian Award.

ICTV makes an incredible and important contribution to Indigenous Australian communities by providing opportunities for sharing video stories made in remote communities across Australia, including to some of the most remote parts of Australia, such as a soon to be released 20-part children’s series in eight Indigenous Australian languages from remote Australia, called Bedtime Stories.

The organisation delivers cultural and community video content to remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities around Australia, and beyond, enabling the sharing of cultural stories, song and dance, language and essential information through two accessible platforms –  ICTV Television on Channel 601 VAST across remote Australia, and Channel 41 in Alice Springs, Broome and Roebourne and ICTV PLAY a free video on demand service.

Located in Alice Springs, ICTV is supported by the Australian government and the Northern Territory government.

For more information on the Connecting Up Conference 2018, go to: http://www.connectingupconference.org/

For information on how to watch ICTV, please go to: https://ictv.com.au/2016-09-07-06-52-26/how-to-watch-ictv

For more information about ICTV and to view Indigenous Australia videos on ICTV PLAY go to: https://ictv.com.au/

For more information on International Mother Language Day, go to: http://www.un.org/en/events/motherlanguageday/



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