Indigenous Literacy Day, National Digital Event
Celebrating Stories, Cultures and Languages

“We are proud of our culture. We are proud of our language. Our stories. And songs.”

Proudly presented by the Indigenous Literacy Foundation and hosted by the Sydney Opera House. 

Watch the ILD National Digital Event here.

Date: Wednesday 7 September 2022
Time: The National Digital Event is available from 10.30 am AEST. We hope you can watch it on the day, but if not, don't worry, it will stay online and you can watch it anytime.  

Register f
or the National Digital Event here
Please note: this takes you to the Sydney Opera House's booking system. If you experience any difficulties registering for the event, please contact their Creative Learning Team on 02 9250 7770 or email:

If you are from a remote Community, please email us at for other ways to access the video.  

About the ILD National Digital Event

How long is it? Approximately 20 minutes long. 

What does it cost? Nothing, it is free for everyone to enjoy. Of course, donations are warmly received.

When can I register? Registrations are now open on the Sydney Opera House website. Once you register you will get a reminder the day before the event. See the link above. 

What age group is it suitable for? It's PG - suitable for all ages! 

What's the theme?  A celebration of the diversity of First Nations Peoples' Stories, Cultures and Languages. 

Is there a teacher's resource?
 Yes, on the registration page there is a link to Teacher's Resource.

Register for the ILD National Digital Event here.

What is the ILD National Event about? 

A lively group of children in remote Milikapiti and Jilkminggan, in the Northern Territory joyfully share their Stories, Cultures and Languages.  

Excitedly they respond to an unexpected call from ILF Ambassador and music icon, Jessica Mauboy, and proudly teach her a well-loved song in Tiwi and Mangarrayi, before ILF Ambassador, author and performer, Gregg Dreise sings the song in Gamilaraay Yuwaalaraay. Audiences will be encouraged to stretch and bend and sing in three different languages, from three different places!  

Of course, all this hard work builds an appetite and the children head off to hunt for a feed in the nearby waters before a well-earned fire-side feast. 

Audiences of all ages will delight in this magical story led by children, sharing a snippet of life in remote Australia and the richness and diversity of First Nation peoples’ cultures, languages and stories.  

2022 is the first year of UNESCO’s Decade of Indigenous Languages. Indigenous Literacy Day celebrates and promotes the revitalisation and preservation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages now and for future generations of Indigenous children. 

Need help to promote this event to your school, community or place of work? 

We have all the digital assets you need to promote this event to your school, workplace or social group. Click here for banners, posters and social media tiles. 

Don't forget to tag us @IndigenousLiteracyFoundation on Facebook and Instagram, and @IndigenousLF on Twitter and please use the hashtags #ILD2022, #IndigenousLiteracy and #ReadingOpensDoors

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