We Acknowledge the Wadawurrung, Traditional Owners of the land on which the Word for Word Festival takes place; their Elders past, present and emerging; and all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
Word for Word is enormously proud to partner with Wadawurrung Traditional Owners and would like to particularly thank Wadawurrung woman Corrina Eccles for her ongoing assistance and guidance.
The Word for Word National Non-Fiction Festival is committed to bringing issues and topics related to the historical and current challenges facing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to the fore through the presentation of non-fiction writing and ideas.
To find out more about the first language of Djilang (Geelong), download the Wadawurrung App HERE. This digital resource is an introduction to Wadawurrung language, Wadawurrung people are the Traditional Owners of the region that encompasses the Geelong and Ballarat areas of Victoria, Australia. The app was produced in partnership with the Wathaurung Aboriginal Corporation and the Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Language.
– The Word for Word Festival Team