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Description Across Australia there are hundreds of different Aboriginal languages, some that are still spoken fluently across generations, and others that are endangered, and are in the process of being revived or preserved.

But what’s involved in keeping these ancient languages alive, and who are the people doing the work?

In 2016 there was a WA language conference held in the Kalgoorlie-Boulder. It was an event that brought together Aboriginal language speakers and experts from across WA and Australia, but it was also a place for people to come together and celebrate culture and share their vision for the future.

This video captures the language and the stories of some of those people who attended the annual gathering, and it was produced with help from First Languages Australia.

ABC Open Producer: Nathan Morris

This video was originally contributed to the ABC Open Mother Tongue project, which invited Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities to share a story about their mother tongue.

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