The palawa kani language has been revived by the Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre, in Australia, based on records from most of the original languages spoken in Lutruwita before colonization. Theresa Sainty, a Pakana woman, indigenous scholar at the University of Tasmania, and long-time linguistic worker has dedicated her efforts to the project.
As a result, the language is now present in multiple resources created by and for aboriginal persons, from a full database and dictionary to a closed Facebook page for speakers. Creating a community-led initiative, however, has its obstacles:
Listen to Theresa and her experience in reviving the palawa kani language in Tasmania.