5 Principles for Culturally Appropriate Translations of Indigenous Languages
Join us on Wednesday 4th November for a new chapter of Polaron Connect Webinar Series: 5 Principles for Culturally Appropriate Translations of Indigenous Languages. In this webinar, you will hear from:
- Michael Nemarich, Manager National Operations at NAATI.
- Lawson Stapleton, General Manager at ABC Multilingua.
- Lavinia Napaltjarri Heffernan, NAATI-certified Luritja/Pintupi < > English translator.
They will discuss the challenges that emerge when communicating with Indigenous communities, and how to overcome those communication barriers more effectively.
ABOUT OUR GUEST SPEAKERS
Michael is the Manager, National Operations at NAATI and is responsible for candidate applications, customer services, test delivery, result issuance, and practitioner recertification once certified through a national network of NAATI offices.
Previous to his work at NAATI, he spent 13 years working with Indigenous Australians first at Australia’s largest Aboriginal Corporation (ALPA) and then at Indigenous Business Australia, where he gained an appreciation of the need for effective communication and particularly the need for interpreters and translators to assist in the advancement of social and economic outcomes.
Lawson has been in the interpreting and translation industry for seven years. He grew up in various countries and cultures from a young age including indigenous communities. Lawson has attended Adelaide University, Macquarie University and TAFE SA to study International Relations, Modern History and Advanced Mandarin.
He created the first South Australian Indigenous Interpreting and Translating service, now servicing WA, NT and QLD. Lawson has written for the American localization publisher Multilingual Magazine.
LAVINIA NAPALTJARRI HEFFERNAN
Lavinia is a Luritja/Pintupi woman from Papunya (Warumpi) community. She spent her early years speaking and learning Luritja/Pintupi before being exposed to mainstream education.
Lavinia is a NAATI-certified Luritja/Pintupi < > English translator and holds a Bachelor degree in General Studies in Education from Queensland University of Technology.