Indigenous Literacy Day

Our site is now live for Indigenous Literacy Day 2021! 

Choose from over 70 short, diverse and inspiring video stories from First Nations people including Australia's favourite pop star Jessica Mauboy and talented author and performer Gregg Dreise. There are stories from Stick Mob (a group of four young graphic novelists), children in remote communities, and a selection of pay-to-experience, high-quality workshops made by leading artists, authors and creatives.

 This is a great learning resource for all ages and is available until August 2022. 

Reading Opens Doors to future opportunities and choices

The Indigenous Literacy Foundation (ILF) is a national charity working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander remote Communities across Australia. We are Community-led, responding to requests from remote Communities for culturally relevant books, including early learning board books, resources, and programs to support Communities to create and publish their stories in languages of their choice.

Book Supply

Gifts engaging, new, culturally appropriate books to communities that need them. We have supplied 537,100 books to over 400 communities, featuring at least 40% by Indigenous authors and illustrators.

Book Buzz

Promotes early literacy and familiarity with books in children under five with a dedicated story-time session. Carers are supported to share books with their children in home languages and in English. 

Community Publishing Projects

Produces and publishes books by Indigenous people for Indigenous people. These books are important because they represent culture, community life and language. 

  • 400

    Remote communities

  • 537,100

    Books supplied

  • 103

    Books published

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