Research, Guides and Other Information

The Aboriginal Languages Trust aims to support the aspirations of Aboriginal Language Custodians across NSW. The Trust acknowledges Aboriginal peoples, Ancestors and Old People who have held Language Knowledge since time immemorial. The Trust acknowledges the sustained efforts of Aboriginal Communities to protect, strengthen, care for and pass on Languages, Knowledges and Cultures.

Aboriginal peoples have the right to be self-determining in relation to their Languages, Knowledges and Cultures. Languages are one part of a holistic Culture; when Aboriginal Language Custodians share Language, they are also sharing other elements of Culture – such as Knowledge and stories of Country, scientific or cultural knowledge, songs, ceremony and other Cultural practice.

If you are or will be working with Aboriginal Languages, you need to follow ethical protocols that support the rights of Aboriginal peoples to all elements of their Cultural heritage, also known as Aboriginal Cultural and Intellectual Property (ACIP).