Thanks for sending this, Gnangarra. Cascadia Wikimedians has an interest in
content relating to the indigenous peoples of North America, so I'm
forwarding your email to the Cascadia mailing list for others to read.

Pine


On Sat, Dec 31, 2016 at 2:56 PM, Gnangarra <gnanga...@gmail.com> wrote:

> Kaya
>
> Some of you would have become aware of a project in Perth Western Australia
> that has been ongoing since 2014. The ultimate aim is have
> nys.wikipedia.org
> currently its at https://incubator.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wp/nys with 500
> articles
>
> While everyone has been focused on enjoying the holiday break the people
> facilitating this project have been busily writing a report on the project
> and it was publish last night.
>
> It looks at working with an Indigenous cultural/language group in the
> southwest of Western Australia, the first chapter covers this detail.
>
> The project has been working on a number of very specific challenges facing
> minority and Indigenous cultures in contributing to the projects. It
> discusses what worked how that evolved, we investigated intangible
> knowledge sources and even challenged the methods of collecting the
> statistics behind the conclusion that Noongar language is a threatened
> language.
>
> The project has worked with multiple generations of Nyoongar people in
> differing environments, its worked with students  from the early years of
> primary school 6,7 8 years old through to post graduate students.
>
> Wikimedia Australia is currently organising opportunities to discuss with
> facilitators of the project, the first event is in Darwin in March and
> later in Perth during October.  As always if you find yourself in Perth let
> me know we are always ready to have yarn. In the mean time enjoy reading
> about Noongarpedia and we hope it offers insights
>
> http://cultural-science.org/journal/index.php/culturalscience
>
> ​--​
>
> G
> ​ideon
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