ABOUT THIS APP
Awemele Itelaretyeke - Listen to Understand - contains audio content for engaging with Central/Eastern Arrernte, the first language of Mparntwe Alice Springs. It has two audio walking tours and numerous words and phrases to listen to and learn.
This app is first and foremost created for the next generation of Arrernte people. It has been created to promote Arrernte language and knowledge in Mparntwe, Alice Springs.
We do language work ampe ingkernerenye mape-ke - for those children who come after us.
Its for the kids first, and for all Arrernte people, so they can be proud of who they are.
Thats the most important thing for us.
And then secondly, for non-Aboriginal people. So they can akaltye-irremele - learn - and itelaretyeke - understand. So they might understand more about being here on our country - Apmere Mparntwe, and the neighbouring areas.
The app gives people in Mparntwe another way to access the sound of Central/Eastern Arrernte language alongside the written words, and to see this place through the eyes of a group of Mparntwes custodians. It is just one resource in an incredible legacy of enduring knowledge work carried out by Arrernte custodians working today, and those who have come before.
Awemele Itelaretyeke has emerged out of the language project Apmere Angkentye-kenhe (2017-2020). Apmere Angkentye-kenhe was produced and contributed to by many Arrernte people, artists and supporters.
The app was created through Akeyluerre Healing Centre with financial support from Centrecorp.
For any questions, feedback or concerns please contact Akeyluerre Healing Centre.
PEOPLE SPEAKING ON THIS APP
Alison Ferber, Amelia Kngwarraye Turner, Benedict Stevens, Edward (Arranye) Johnson (d), Felicity Hayes, Gabriel Kngwarraye Turner, Julie Hayes, Lorrayne Gorey, Magdalene Marshall, Margaret Kemarre Turner, Mervyn Rubuntja, Michael Gorey, Peter Coco Wallace, Shirley Kngwarraye Turner, Stephen Kernan, Veronica Kngwarraye Turner, William (Nookie) Lowah, Wyonna Palmer
Bryan Phillips, William Lowah, Beth Sometimes, Vito Lucarelli
GRAPHIC DESIGN & ILLUSTRATION
Amelia Kngwarraye Turner, Beth Sometimes, Magdalene Marshall, Shirley Kngwarraye Turner
Edan Baxter - Spinifex Valley