Delys Yunkaporta, who is a NAATI-accredited Wik-Mungkan Interpreter and School Attendance Supervisor, has been supporting the latest Pama Language Centre Songs on Country and Singing Back Our Languages Workshops at Aurukun State School.
Delys assisted students with developing and writing songs in Wik-Mungkan at the first Songs on Country Workshop at the School in November 2017. Now Songs on Country is back with Singing Back Our Languages Choir Leader Julie Mayhew. Julie and composer – music educator Joshua McHugh are working with students, staff and Elders to sing, record and perform their songs.
Delys has been assisting the students to learn their songs in Wik-Mungkan and joining them in the choir and workshops along with Wik-Mungkan Interpreter Phyllis Yunkaporta, Teacher Aide Antoinette Yunkaporta and Attendance Officer Bridgette Yunkaporta.