Language and culture go hand in hand for Yorta Yorta woman Ebony Joachim

Ebony Joachim

My language is Yorta Yorta which was and is spoken by the majority of the clan groups within the Yorta Yorta Nation.

It was in 2013 that I was first really exposed to Yorta Yorta language. I was 24 at the time.

I had only grown up with a few Yorta Yorta words until I started working as a language support worker in a local primary school that had just introduced a Yorta Yorta language program.

I had no teaching experience before I started teaching. I was only a few steps in front of the kids with my own language learning.

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