Coronavirus (COVID-19): useful links and resources
Information on COVID-19 in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages
A number of linguists are collating COVID-19 resources in Australian Indigenous languages and in English aimed at Indigenous communities in remote areas.
- Department of Health messages in Pitjantjatjara, Western Arrernte, Warlpiri.
- Northern Territory Government messages about coronavirus and washing your hands in 17 Aboriginal languages.
- ABC produces Kriol news bulletins include the most recent news on COVID-19.
- ICTV NT government message in Yolngu matha. Why Worriors PTY LTD also produced a number of resources explaining the virus, its spread, origin and transmission in Yolngu Matha.
- Northern Land Council has a youtube channel with coronavirus message in 17 Indigenous languages Anmatyerr, Alyawarr, Andilyakwa, Burarra, Central Arrernte, Eastside Kriol, Kunwinjku, Maung, Murrinh Patha, Ngarinyman, Pitjanjatjara, Tiwi, Warlpiri, Warumungu, Western Arrarnta, Westside Kriol, Yolngu Matha, and other related content.
- NPY Women’s Council provided Facebook messages for desert communities by male and female speakers and Ngaannyatjarra Media released educational content in Ngaanytjarra.
- KAMS recorded resources in Kimberley Kriol and there is also an animation, AI WA has a Facebook message in Kriol.
- Kanyirninpa Jukurrpa (KJ) produced resources in Martu Wangka and so did Karlka Nyiyaparli Aboriginal Corporation in Port Headland.
- AIDA published the Keep Our Mob Safe message in Torres Strait Yumplatok.
- AH&MRC video on Deadly hand washing by Tyson Demos and Baker Boy raps a Covid-19 message.
- Western Australian Government provides posters: Stay Strong, Elders Protected Area, Family Protected Area, AHCWA COVID-19 Prevention.
- Australian Government Department of Health provides posters: Know the signs, Stop the spread.
- Queensland Aboriginal and Islander Health Council has many resources including posters, booklets and email signatures.
- The Northern Territory produced posters in several languages and some healthmessages are also translated into Warlpiri.
- Visual and other community resources by the Aboriginal Health Council of Western Australia.
Government Covid-19 websites
This website provides current status, symptoms, how to protect yourself and others, advice for people at risk and in the aged care sector, and government responses. The department developed a specific health related Management Plan for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Populations. There are also resources like FAQs, factsheets and posters.
This website provides information about relief packages for employees, families, business, advice for landlords and people renting, alerts, new regulations and new mobile applications to stay informed.
NIAA provides information such as announcements by the Minister for Indigenous Australians, news and resources. These include information for businesses and providers including for grant recipients and for individuals including on protecting of yourself and others, on the CDP scheme, and about health and support services.
IBA provides COVID-19 support for business and home ownership. They have partnered with Terri Janke & Co and 33 Creative to produce a 4-part video series on managing your business during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Western Australian Government Pilbara
The WA Government has published the website recov19er with specific information for the Pilbara and greater region for traditional owner groups and communities. It contains news, links resources such as notes of weekly teleconferences between agencies and organisations to update on developments.
Lotterywest has announced a $159 million COVID-19 Relief Fund to respond to hardship.
ORIC provides information on temporary provisions to support corporations and their governance such as annual reporting, holding and passing resolutions, using technology for meetings and communication, and other useful information on employment issues, relief for financially distressed business.
Other Indigenous Agencies COVID-19 websites
This site provides health response plans, support services, Infection control information for healthcare workers, and COVID-19 training (requires free registration). It also directs to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander specific information for federal, state and territory governments.
NACCHO provides updates, resources (Medicine and Pharmacy, Stop the spread, COVID-19 Advisory group communiques).
Deadly Story published links for resources, health and support for young mob, youth from 14-21 years.