Indigenous Language Warnings

The Indigenous Language Warning project has been developed to minimise cultural distress and emotional pain experienced by Indigenous viewers when surprised with images, sounds, or video recordings of deceased family members. Previously, the majority of deceased disclaimer warnings playing on ICTV were delivered in English. The updated warnings use spoken Indigenous languages to better reflect the language groups of ICTV viewers, and help warn ICTV viewers of potentially upsetting deceased content on ICTV screens.

Thanks to the support of the Community Broadcasting Foundation ICTV were able to create 36 language warnings created in 18 different Indigenous languages. This project worked with 22 different producers and language speakers in remote regions including Alice Springs, White Gate, Lajamanu, Yuendumu, Aurukun, Broome, Umuwa, Yarralin, Ngukurr, Wingallina, Kalgoorlie and the Tiwi Islands.

Warnings were recorded in the locations marked on the map.

Western Arrernte: Contains Deceased Content

Western Arrernte: May Contain Deceased Content

Warlpiri: Contains Deceased Content

Warlpiri: May Contain Deceased Content

Pitjantjatjara: Contains Deceased Content

Pitjantjatjara: May Contain Deceased Content

Ngarinyman: Contains Deceased Content

Ngarinyman: May Contain Deceased Content

Ngaandi: Contains Deceased Content

Ngaandi: May Contain Deceased Content

English: Contains Deceased Content

English: May Contain Deceased Content

Kaantju: Contains Deceased Content

Kaantju: May Contain Deceased Content

Kaytetye: Contains Deceased Content

Kaytetye: May Contain Deceased Content

Wik Mungkan: Contains Deceased Content

Wik Mungkan: May Contain Deceased Content

Tiwi: Contains Deceased Content

Tiwi: May Contain Deceased Content

Pertame: Contains Deceased Content

Pertame: May Contain Deceased Content

Tjupan: Contains Deceased Content

Tjupan: May Contain Deceased Content

Wangkatja: Contains Deceased Content

Wangkatja: May Contain Deceased Content

The Indigenous Language Warnings project was produced thanks to the generous support of the Community Broadcasting Foundation.