HELP SAVE MIRIWOONG
The preservation of the Miriwoong language will help to ensure that the culture of this country lives on, and enables Miriwoong people to reconnect with their heritage.
Research suggests that individuals who can speak their mother tongue have significantly better mental and physical health, a greater sense of pride, are more likely to attend and finish school, gain employment and are even less likely to abuse alcohol or illicit substances.
The work that we do here at Mirima Dawang Woorlab-gerring can help shape the future of our people, but we need your help. Click here to download our Sponsorship Brochure and see how you and your business can help us Save Miriwoong.
MDWg is recognised as a registered Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) and a Public Benevolent Institution (PBI).The financial support provided by our partners and sponsors is used to support MDWg’s programs and activities which directly contribute to the preservation and revitalisation of the Miriwoong language and culture. MDWg would also like to thank all our individual supporters that have contributed to Saving Miriwoong via GiveNow and Good2Give (workplace giving).
Goolmerrng Sponsors: $1000. Goolmerrng is the Miriwoong word for bush grape, which is a small plant with broad leaves that grows in the wet season and produces a grape-like fruit. Goolmerrng sponsors provide MDWg with financial support that will contribute towards MDWg’s activities such as producing radio programs and developing new books.
“Sponsoring MDWg and including Miriwoong translations on Resort signage is a natural fit with our celebration of ‘local’ in all its forms. We hope it raises awareness in our guests and our staff of the important work MDWg is undertaking.” Fiona Kuiper, Country Club Resort Manager.
Daloong Sponsors: $5000
Daloong is the Miriwoong word for the green bush plum (also called wild mango), which is a vital food source during the wet season in the tropical Kimberley region. Its high content of vitamins is of major significance for the diet of local Indigenous people. $5,000 annually helps MDWg us develop and produce 500 copies of a bilingual Miriwoong and English book with audio support. Our books are a great tool to assist children and adults learning the Miriwoong language and showcase Miriwoong’s unique culture and vibrant communities.
"Shoal Air and Kingfisher Tours proudly support the preservation of the Miriwoong language of the N-E Kimberley, and commends the work of MDWg towards sustaining a vibrant and enduring culture that is the heart and soul of our region." Steve Irvine, Managing Director, Shoal Air and Kingfisher Tours.
Special thanks to Knapman Films who have been a faithful supporter of MDWg’s work for many years.