Grandfather, Miikika, speak Barkindji to me.
Yaparra yaamari. Yaamari.
~ Paul Collis from 'Rain dancing...'
Sharing and preserving knowledge of First Nations languages and culture through poetry.
Poetry in First Languages (PIFL) is led by Munkata Yuin woman and First Nations Project Manager, Lyndsay Urquhart. This program was developed and launched at Red Room Poetry by Gunai poet Kirli Saunders in 2018.
PIFL commissions, publishes and delivers First Nations-led student poetry programs on Country and/or in First Nations community-led locations. Celebrating culture through poetry, music, dance and art, PIFL aims to support students to find strength in their cultural identities through language learning and connecting to Country, Culture and Community with the intention of enhancing overall wellbeing and knowledge.
2021 Program coming soon.