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Posted on 20 April 2020

Baḏurru: The story of the Milky Way

Baḏurru: The story of the Milky Way

Fifteen years ago an elderly Yolŋu lady recorded a traditional children’s story in the Djambarrpuyŋu Luŋgurrpuy language about the Milky Way, ceremonies and trade. Now that story has finally been published, with illustrations by students from Shepherdson College in Galiwin’ku, northeast Arnhem Land. Baḏurru,…

Posted on 15 April 2020

Message from Chair Gawura Wanambi on our new Interim CEO

Message from Chair Gawura Wanambi on our new Interim CEO

Dear ARDS Partners The ARDS Board is excited to share that it has appointed Brendan Ferguson as the new Interim CEO of ARDS for an initial term of 6 months. Brendan commenced work in this role on Monday, 6 April 2020 and will continue until October 2020, subject to agreement by both parties to extend.…

Posted on 16 December 2019

Educating Yolŋu on Local Decision Making

Educating Yolŋu on Local Decision Making

ARDS is working with the Northern Territory Government to educate Yolŋu people about the Government’s plans to increase the ability for Local Decision Making (LDM) in Arnhem Land.We recently produced eight radio programs in Yolŋu Matha, explaining LDM, why the Northern Territory Government is eager for…

Posted on 13 December 2019

New training films for interpreters and translators

New training films for interpreters and translators

ARDS recently produced a set of training films for the National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters (NAATI). Filmed in and around Nhulunbuy, the films illustrate some of the ethical principles of the Australian Institute of Interpreters and Translators (AUSIT) Code of Ethics and…

Posted on 13 December 2019

Cultural Competency Training Project completed and ready to roll

Cultural Competency Training Project completed and ready to roll

ARDS wrapped up its Cultural Competency Training development project in November. This big project, funded through the Northern Territory Department of Chief Minister in Nhulunbuy funded ARDS to develop 11 introductory on-line training modules and develop a one-day face-to-face workshop. The eleven online…

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