Teaching Yolngu language with Märr in university

Presenters: Brenda Muthamuluwuy, Yasunori Hayashi

As a Yolngu person of Birrkili Gupapuyŋu from Ḻuŋgutja (Hardy Island), I am always loving to share my language and cultural knowledge with my students and colleagues in the university with märr. Märr is something we have inside and reflects what we think and how we live with caring. In the classroom, I am wanting märr to be foregrounded while backgrounding the technical understanding of my language – it is meant to come later with märr.