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2019 Narrm Oration

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Kathleen Fitzpatrick Theatre, Arts West Building

Professors' Walk

University of Melbourne

Parkville, VIC 3010

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The Fabric of Hawaiian Medium Education: a perspective for Indigenous Language Revitalisation

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When a language is at the juncture of extinction, using it as the language of formal education would appear to be a mission impossible. Thirty-six years after a handful of people in Hawaiʻi decided to face this dire situation head on and use Hawaiian as the medium of pre-school education - with no money, no site, no curriculum, and no "qualified" teachers - Hawaiʻi is now experiencing a reawakening of new generations of highly fluent 2nd and 1st language Hawaiian speakers.

In the 2019 Narrm Oration, Dr Larry L Kimura will impart a progression of the 36 years (1983–2019) of overcoming obstacles to advance the life of the Hawaiian language and cultural wellbeing.

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Kathleen Fitzpatrick Theatre, Arts West Building

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University of Melbourne

Parkville, VIC 3010

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