2019 Lin Onus Oration: Dr Lou Bennett AM "Sovereign Language Rematriation"

Event date: 17 October 2019
Event location: Grant Street Theatre, Grant Street, University of Melbourne, Southbank, Melbourne
Website: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/lin-onus-oration-2019-sovereign-language-rematriation-tickets-73071305241?aff=Eflyer

Dr Bennett’s project, “Sovereign Language Rematriation” (SLR), examines the importance of Indigenous research methods and practice-led research to the task of “rematriating” Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages. SLR involves collaborative processes of Indigenous song arrangement, composition and notation to develop Song Pedagogy for language retrieval that aligns with the diverse contemporary learning contexts and needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, especially those who do not speak their languages fluently on a day to day basis.