The Language Keeper
Available September 1
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people please note that this video may contain names, images and voices of people who have passed away.

The Language Keeper

Ethel Larry explains why her language Kalaw kawaw ya, must be preserved for generations to come.

There are less than 1000 speakers of Kalaw kawaw ya in the Torres Strait Islands. Ethel Larry shares why her language is important and why it must stay strong in her community.

"Language is power, it has a system," says Ethel. She believes it is essential that Kalaw kawaw ya is taught in schools to ensure it is preserved and spoken for generations to come.


Indigenous Literacy Day is proudly presented by the Indigenous Literacy Foundation, a charity with a vision of equity of opportunity for all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children living in remote Australia.

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