Kaurna Warra Pintyanthi
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Consolidating Kaurna Language Revival (CKLR): 2015-2017 & 2017-2022.

'Breaking New Ground' was the title of the 2015-2017 extension of Commonwealth funding to further create Youtube videos and other resources to aid learning the Kaurna language. Current funding has been extended to 2022 subject to the continued production of these resources.

In 2012 KWP through the University of Adelaide was successful in its application for triennial funding from the Commonwealth Government Indigenous Languages Support (ILS) program. A small team was employed to undertake the work of KWP and specifically to produce Kaurna media. A Kaurna Language Learning series and Kaurna for Kids were created on YouTube where the "Pirltawardli Puppet Show" is being produced. Resources have also been developed for radio and television (e.g. NITV).

A major aim of the CKLR project is building capacity within the Kaurna language community to undertake Kaurna language work and facilitate the teaching of Kaurna language. To this end several Kaurna people were employed. In line with the aims of the CKLR project to put the Kaurna language movement firmly in the hands of Kaurna people, Kaurna Warra Karrpanthi (KWK) was formed and incorporated by the Office of the Registrar of Indigenous Corporations (ORIC) under the ATSI 2006 Act.

 

KWP Team December 2014
KWP team December 2014 (left to right:
Stephen Gadlarbarti Goldsmith, Jack Kanya Buckskin, Ngarrpadla Alitya Rigney,
Rob Amery, Dot Goldsmith, Kauwana Lewis Yerloburka O'Brien, Trevor Ritchie,
Taylor Tupi Power Smith, Gerhard Rüdiger, Chester Schultz)