Miriwoong Language Support Program
The project Language Maintenance and parts of the project Miriwoong Grammar are kindly funded by the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. In line with government policies and recommendations, MDWg aims at generating activity-based income in addition to these grants.
Over the past years, some organisations have developed a bit of history in working with and supporting MDWg in various ways.
In January 2008 MDWg started the Miriwoong Language Support Program for which we offer membership to organisations which deal with us on a regular basis. Member organisations make an annual financial contribution towards the operation of the Language Centre. The size of the payment is at the goodwill of members; all contributions so far are in the order of four digits. In return for an annual fee, MDWg offers the following benefits to members:
- Priority treatment for language or culture-related requests
- Vouchers for cultural awareness courses (up to 5 per $1,000 contribution)
- Membership package with promotional items
- Regular updates on the work of MDWg.
The financial support provided by membership organisations is used entirely for the documentation, maintenance and preservation of the Miriwoong language. MDWg is part of Mirima Council Aboriginal Corporation, a non-profit organisation dedicated to the tasks of documentation, maintenance and preservation of Indigenous language and culture.
Our members at present include the following organisations – a big thank you to these supporters:
- Dept. of Water
- Dept. of Environment and Conservation
- Wunan Foundation
- Knapman Films
- Yawoorroong Miriuwung Gajerrong Yirrgeb Noong Dawang
- Kimberley Development Commission
- St. John Ambulance Volunteers Kununurra
If you would like to support our language revitalisation work please get in touch with us. As Mirima Council is a charity with DGR status, all donations are tax-deductible.