Sunday, June 8, 2008

The passing of Dr Marika

ACTA remembers Dr Marika
ACTA regrets to announce that Australia has lost one of its leading indigenous lights with the passing of Dr Marika - a pre-eminent bilingual educator, researcher and leader.
She was to have been a keynote speaker at the Symposium being held in conjunction with the Alice Springs Conference. It is ACTA's intention to honour Dr Marika and celebrate her contributions to the field at the conference in July.
ACTA wishes to extend its condolences to the family and friends of Dr Marika at this sad time. Attached is a message of condolence sent by TESOL International ACTA.
Please note, should you be sharing this news with your own member associations that in accordance with indigenous cultural traditions the first names of those who have passed on are not used.

Radio National's tribute to Dr Marika can be found at the link below.

http://www.abc.net.au/rn/awaye/stories/2008/2284542.htm