COMMUNITY has been inspired by the overwhelming interest shown in reawakening Gomeroi language amid calls for a place to practice on country.
Cathy Trindall organised the first Yilaadhu Guwaa-li workshop last week and there's already talks of more gatherings in the near future to keep the ball rolling.
The workshop, held at The Youthie, was aimed at determining ways forward to spread the use of first languages in the area and how it could be done in a culturally appropriate way.
"It was really spot on in of terms of the discussions we had," Ms Trindall said.
"We want to look at developing a set of protocols around language and really have a look at what is out there.
"How it is being spoken and who's teaching it, to how can we can play a role in determining that development of resources."
She said information would be made available about follow-up meetings, but Ms Trindall wanted to ensure there was a wide range of thought put forward.
"Whether you know a little or know a lot, we need as many voices as possible to come together to empower it to move this forward," she said.
"We want to engage with the youth as well."
While language is taught in some school settings, she said it would be great to find a space "on country to go and do language".
"A place of belonging on Gomeroi country," she said.
In 2017, the NSW government passed a law which sought to "promote, reawaken, nurture and grow Aboriginal languages across NSW".
The United Nations declared 2019 the international year of Indigenous languages.