We are developing language policy to enable Cape York organisations to step up to the challenge of our commitment to Indigenous language maintenance, revitalisation, revival and recording, and to lead the way in modelling action for Indigenous language recognition and revival.

Ancestral Language policy is being developed at a number of levels.

  • The Director of the Cape York Academy has requested the development of a school Ancestral Languages Policy to be delivered for consideration to the next meeting of the GGSA Board.
  • Pama Language Centre is working with Cape York Partnership to develop Ancestral Language Policy for the organisations.
  • At a broader level, PLC will work with government bodies—including the Australian Institute for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS)—to develop and implement a vision for the recognition and revival of Indigenous languages in Cape York Peninsula and the Commonwealth of Australia.