Words matter. And when it comes to First Nations languages, two CQUniversity linguists are hoping that work to preserve Indigenous culture through language could also unlock better health and wellbeing for North Queensland communities.
Cairns-based Adjunct Professors Alexandra Aikhenvald and Robert Dixon are leading the research for CQUni’s Centre for Indigenous Health Equity Research, and they share their experience and insights for this episode of IMPACT research podcast.
CQUniversity Deputy Vice-President Indigenous Engagement Professor Adrian Miller also joins IMPACT to explain why the project is so important for his Jirrbal community.
Explore CQUni’s Centre for Indigenous Health Equity Research here.
IMPACT is CQUniversity's research podcast, exploring ground-breaking research projects, and their real world impacts. For more information visit cqu.edu.au/research.
In the spirit of reconciliation, CQUniversity recognises this episode was recorded and produced on the Traditional lands of the Gimuy Walubara Yindinji and Yirrigandji in Cairns, the Bindal and Wulgurukaba in Townsville, and the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin nation in Melbourne.