Linguist Xavier Barker has worked part time as Ancestral Language Facilitator for PLC since Late January, leading the establishment of Injinoo Ikya and Mpakwithi Ancestral Language Plans and Ancestral Language Action Teams.

injinoo ikya CD

The Injinoo Ikya team’s first project, involving both recording and intergenerational transmission, was the production of a CD of Injinoo Ikya hymns. The CD, which has received radio airplay in NPA, is not only connecting the Injinoo Ikya community with their cultural linguistic heritage, it is inspiring other language groups to work toward their own language revitalization and recording projects and encouraging First Nation church choirs such as the Guugu Yimidhirr Choir at Hope Vale.