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Gathang student in RNLD Award for Creativity in Indigenous Youth Language Projects

Congratulations to Arlene McInherney who has won second prize in the RNLD Award for Creativity in Indigenous Youth Language Projects for: Nyiirunba Gulaman: book about plants which uses the Gathang language, from central-mid north coast of New South Wales. Arlene studied the Gathang language at Port Macquarie TAFE this year. The prize winners come from four states and territories, and their entries highlight the diverse strategies that young people are creating to support their languages. Congratulations to all of the prize winners for their wonderful efforts!

12 years and under
First prize: Evita Puruntatameri and school friends — Ngariwanajirri: the strong kids song. Tiwi language, Northern TerritoryNyiirunba Gulaman (Our coolamon ) Book about plants

Second prize: Ky-ya Grace Ward — Singing in language: DVD of Woiwurrung songs. Woiwurrung language, Victoria

19-25 years
First prize: Clint Taylor — illustrations in Gurri watharrigu magaragu: the girl is looking for her little brother. Yinhawangka language, Western Australia

Second prize: Arlene McInherny — Nyiirunba Gulaman: book about plants. Gathang language, New South Wales

Visit the RENLD to see some pictures of the winning entries: http://www.rnld.org/award