WALGA hosted a webinar on Local Government Support for Aboriginal Language and Place Names in May 2020. 

Presenters explained how the use of Aboriginal language and place names provides a gateway to sharing ancient cultural knowledge, and gives a sense of belonging and pride for Aboriginal people.  Case studies focused on research approaches and culturally appropriate consultation processes for the Aboriginal naming of geographic features and built assets. 

A mentimeter interactive session showed that many Local Governments are active in supporting Aboriginal language and place naming, particularly through interpretive projects.  Guidance on engagement and consultation requirements were identified as facilitators for future projects.

The presentations can be found below: