Guest poster Dr Uncle Stan Grant Sr. has written a statement in Wiradjuri which expresses how Wiradjuri language is inseparable from the Wiradjuri people.
Wiradjuri ngiyang bala giiny Wiradjuri mayiny bu, Wiradjuri ngurambang bu, Wiradjuri buyaa bu, Wiradjuri murunwiginya bu
Wiradjuri language is the heart of Wiradjuri people, country, law and way of life.
Dhalabinya giiny garrabadhi
Split heart from the body
Garraba bu giiny bu dhalabagirri
and body and heart will be destroyed.
Not for you to teach.
Wiradjuri to teach.
Biyambul mayiny yalbiligi
All people to learn.
Giiny mabinbili Wiradjuri Mayiny-dhuray
The heart is to stay with Wiradjuri people.
Ngiyawayagunhanha walumarra ngiyanhi Wiradjuri ngiyang
Always, we are the custodians of Wiradjuri language.
Dr Uncle Stan Grant Sr AM