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Honey Ant Readers congratulate Dr Chris Sarra NAIDOC Person of the year 2016!

Jul 12, 2016

Congratulations to Dr Chris Sarra on his well-deserved award last night. Dr Sarra had this to say about HARs: “Engaging children in reading can be a complex and difficult process. This can be even more complex where children speak a language other than English, and come from a background that is vastly different to other…

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HARs Margaret James attends CoLang 2016 in Alaska

Jul 12, 2016

The Institute of Collaborative Language Research (CoLang) met on 20th June, 2016, on the traditional territories of Ten Khwt’ana for two weeks of intensive language work at the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF). In attendance were language activists, linguists, speakers, students, teachers, Elders, archivists and publishers, hailing from the Mohawk, Tlingit, Potawatomi, Tunica/Biloxi, Tutuni, Ahtna,…

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Recording and Using Video in Language Documentation with Ben Levine and Julia Schulz.

Jul 4, 2016

Margaret has been learning invaluable skills for HARs language and teaching documenting work, under the well known video artist and documentary filmmaker, Ben Levine and his assistant Julia Schulz, from Maine, UAS, on  their course “Recording and Using Video in Language Documentation”. Ben’s work has been seen at the Museum of Modern Art, Boston Museum…

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Consent, Rights, and Intellectual Property

Jul 3, 2016

Consent, Rights, and Intellectual Property, a very informative course delivered by Dr Susan Smythe Kung, archive manager at the  Archive of the Indigenous Languages of Latin America – AILLA –  at CoLang, being held at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks. HARs Margaret (in yellow top!) gained a lot of insight on the subjects and was inspired by…

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New HAR iPad activities cause a stir

Jul 2, 2016

Using paints on canvas is one thing, using a finger on a screen is a whole new extension of that artistic expression. One that appeals to the young people in Warakurna, WA. So exciting to witness our new iPad activities in use! Thanks to the talented Mark Gillow for developing them for HARs.  

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Elder from the Dine/Navajo tribe meets HARs

Jul 1, 2016

Leroy Morgan is an Elder and experienced high school teacher from the Dine/Navajo tribe who is working passionately to preserve his language and culture. What a privilege to be at the beautiful Fairbanks campus of the University of Alaska and to meet, and learn from wonderful linguists working all over the world. People who carry generations…

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HARs at University of Alaska

Jun 30, 2016

We are very excited that our author, Margaret James, is one of 125 linguists world-wide to be attending the Institute on Collaborative Language Research at the University of Alaska. The institute is designed to provide an opportunity for community language activists and linguists to receive training in community-based language documentation and revitalization. The many native Alaskans, Canadians and…

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A teacher from the Warakurna Campus in WA

Jun 28, 2016

A teacher from the Warakurna Campus in WA  shares her thoughts on the HAR memory games. “I love the matching game, my kids always play this game and they call it ‘same same’. The three children in the lower group were all having a turn sitting there and clapping their hands for each other getting really…

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Respect for Ngaanyatjarra Lands School staff

Jun 28, 2016

We love visiting the  Ngaanyatjarra Lands School and it’s 8 campuses across the Northern Territory and Western Australia, and have a lot of respect for the staff. They travel vast distances on red, dusty roads and keep in touch online to assist where needed while providing the best education to their students. It takes on average…

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