Lecture - 'Modern Tools for Ancient Words'
Daryn McKenny, general manager of the Miromaa Aboriginal Language and Technology Centre in New South Wales, Australia, will give a free public lecture on June 13 in conjunction with the American Indian Language Development Institute. McKenny is a passionate Aboriginal person and proudly acknowledges his traditional heritage to the Gamilaraay and Wiradjuri nations. McKenny has spent more than 10 years in steering the revival of the Awabakal language. He has been instrumental in developing technology to assist in empowering Indigenous people not only in Australia, but worldwide to engage in all levels of language activity through the creation of his software program, Miromaa. A reception will follow the lecture.