Dance is important to Aboriginal people and tells stories of exciting events that occur at certain times in their lives – hunting, a child born. It also has a lot to do with where you live on country.
Note: This article was originally written for Time Out Melbourne's Deadly Issue in April 2017.
Our Victorian languages have been 'sleeping' languages for many years because of our old people not being able to speak them, because of the laws of the government of the day. I work for the Victorian Corporation for Languages in Fitzroy, assisting our communities throughout Victoria who want to speak their languages again... and sharing our language with school children. Here at VACL, our library has resources of most of the Victorian languages that the community can use.