WANALA is a collaborative alliance, free to join, for all Aboriginal organisations, projects and activities in the region aimed at supporting, promoting, and teaching languages, and providing services such as interpreting and translation. WANALA’s activities include facilitating meetings, providing professional development, and assisting professionalisation of language teacher training, employment and practices.
Types of membership
WANALA’s core members are those who are actively engaged in language activities funded by the Commonwealth Government language support program (ILA/ILS).
Associate membership is for those who want to share ideas and support increased representation of our region in the national conversations about Indigenous languages.
Benefits of membership
- be part of a growing alliance advocating for increased recognition and support of the extremely diverse language maintenance, documentation, and revitalisation situations in western and northern Australia
- receive financial support to participate in meetings and professional development events
- gain access to documents and advice on becoming a qualified language teacher or linguist, language worker training, and best practice in archiving, ICIP and more.
Please go to our Join WANALA page for membership forms.
|Aboriginal Interpreter Service||Darwin, Alice Springs, Katherine, Tennant Creek, Wadeye, Nhulunbuy, Groote Eylandt, and Wurrumiyanga||Associate|
|Aboriginal Resource & Development Services (ARDS)||Darwin & Nhulunbuy NT||Associate|
|Arrernte Language Project||Alice Springs NT||Full|
|Batchelor Institute||Batchelor NT||Full|
|Bundiyarra Irra Wangga Language Centre | direct link||Geraldton WA||Full|
|Kanyirninpa Jukurrpa (KJ)||Newman WA||Associate|
|Kimberley Language Resource Centre||Hall’s Ck WA||Full|
|Langford Aboriginal Association||Perth WA||Full|
|Living Archive of Aboriginal Languages (LAAL)||Darwin NT||Associate|
|Maningrida Language Project||Maningrida NT||Full|
|Mirima Dawang Woorlab-gerring | direct link||Kununurra WA||Full|
|Mowanjum Language Project||Derby WA||Full|
|Noongar Boodjar Waangkiny||Bunbury WA||Full|
|Papulu Apparr-kari Aboriginal Corporation||Tennant Ck NT||Full|
|Wadeye Aboriginal Languages Centre||Wadeye NT||Full|
|Wangka Maya Pilbara Aboriginal Language Centre | direct link||Sth Hedland WA||Full|