IY2019 logo and cultural pattern



20:19 is the International Year of indigenous languages helping to raise awareness of the crucial role languages play in people's daily lives the iy 2019 logo and cultural pattern celebrates the language culture and identity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities the colors represent Australia's vast and diverse lands rural remote desert rainforest urban coastal and the Torres Strait Islands the cultural pattern is comprised of three segments the past highlights the diverse and rich languages freely used prior to colonization past present acknowledges the trauma of losing languages present future celebrates indigenous languages to strengthen cultural identities and to preserve our rich and diverse cultures by 2019 we'll continue to gather momentum and inspire action to support and promote the indigenous languages of Australia and the world

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