Augustinian Volunteers are building on years of learning the Sydney Language with mentors and young people from Tribal Warrior to introduce it to the wider Indigenous community of Redfern. Eventually it is hoped to open the program to the wider Sydney community through workshops and walking tours.
'Lingo from the block', an Augustinian Volunteers Australia and Tribal Warrior - Redfern joint program, teaches young Aboriginal people the culture of the original local Wangal clan through the work of linguist Jeremy Steele and historian Keith Vincent Smith.
Running every Wednesday and Friday, the program is part of Tribal Warrior's cultural initiative, increasing Aboriginal young people's knowledge of culture as well as improving literacy skills and self esteem. Uncle Shane Philips says the program 'Breathes life back into culture.'
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