If you missed Indigenous Literacy Day on Wednesday 6 September 2023, it is not too late to celebrate!

                 Our FREE 15‑minute FILM and 45‑minute LIVESTREAM are available to watch on‑demand!

                                          Celebrate First Nations peoples' stories, cultures and languages everyday.


“Would you cuddle up with a jurru? Do you have a tjikiwan dog at home? And what would you do if you saw a sneaky Kyembal?" asks ILF Ambassador Jessica Mauboy. 

Jump on a virtual plane to Barunga in the Northern Territory, Rubibi (Broome) in north Western Australia and Weipa on the Cape York Peninsula in Queensland, to find out!

This is your chance to journey across the country into First Nations storytelling and learn some new words in Kriol, Yawuru and Thaynakwith languages.

You'll join a group of young, talented songwriters with their ILF mentor Justine Clarke, for a special performance of their song, Shordi Krik, at the Barunga Festival in the Northern Territory. Find out why life is sweet at Shordi Krik.

In Rubibi, your senses will tingle as you discover there are more than four seasons a year, and on the Cape York Peninsula, when you look, you will find…..what? You will have to wait and see!


After the film, enter the Sydney Opera House for a 45‑minute livestream celebration that took place on Wednesday, 6 September. The stream features ILF super star Ambassadors Justine Clarke, Josh Pyke and Gregg Dreise!

This is an action packed, joyful performance, sharing books, stories, music, song, movement, illustrations and language. It's an engaging learning adventure for early learners, primary students and adults alike.


Watching the FILM and LIVESTREAM is simple. Just register your details here, and you will be able to watch any time you like at your convenience. You can pull the dial back or forward as you wish.

Indigenous Literacy Day 2023 is proudly produced and presented by the Indigenous Literacy Foundation and sponsored by Lendlease and supported by Studio Gilay.

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