Currently the Audiovisual Project Officer position is unfunded. Please find a short film by the previous AVPO HERE
The KLRC advocates on behalf of all Kimberley Language groups to ensure the survival of languages. It also offers the following services on a fee-for-service basis to assist in reconciliation:
- Communication strategies, including the use of language facilitators
- Contributions to research
- Cross-cultural communication sessions
Staff and Directors from the organisation attend and present at conferences and workshops. View presentation information HERE
The KLRC manages its own archive
Since a change in the method of project management in early 2005, the KLRC actively facilitates language continuation projects and strategies, but does not have staff to deliver them. Instead, the KLRC provides advice on increasing and supporting community level involvement so that programs can be delivered by the anguage groups themselves. Local knowledge and expertise can therefore be used better. If linguistic or other expertise is needed, the KLRC assists to find funds to employ consultants at the same time as sourcing funds for the project.
It should be noted that the KLRC is not well-funded and project money can sometimes be hard to find. Therefore the organisation cannot guarantee funds to communities who approach it. More success in sourcing funding is achieved when partnerships and collaborative projects are initiated.
Over the past five years the KLRC has documented strategic directions, barriers to language continuation and the philosophy of Teaching On Country in a series of diagrams. These diagrams are used for both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal audiences.
The KLRC has also had to develop a networking strategy to capture the high level at which the KLRC is asked to operate as a service deliverer. The concept of Teaching On Country is used to capture what KLRC recognises to be the core of any successful language transmission project—the elders and their knowledge of country.
Central to supporting projects and networking is the KLRC's goal to build capacity in communities. This strategy, and the associated services KLRC offers, is reflected in the diagram below.