It was a glorious day in Canberra at the National Library's Great Book Swap on Saturday 15 September. Kids and adults alike enjoyed being part of Boori Monty Pryor's storytelling workshop although some were unsure when it came to the part of kissing a frog. The National Library's choir sang the tribute to the Naked Boy & Crocodile song, Bad Time Swimming, David Gaunt talked about the Foundation's work and Maureen Brooks, our ACT Ambassador managed the entire event with the wonderful support of the National Library Bookshop staff and team.
It seemed very appropriate that the Choir sang Paul Kelly's From Little Things Big Things Grow...
“This year our pre-school and early years students have taken part in another awesome reading program and this is thanks to the Indigenous Literacy Foundation. The books that we have received are used for our Shared Reading and Reading Together programs.”
The Indigenous Literacy Foundation (ILF) acknowledges First Nations peoples and recognises their continuous connection to Country, community and culture. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging, and honour the sharing of traditional stories passed down through generations. In particular, ILF acknowledges the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation, the Traditional Owners and Custodians of the lands on which our head office is based in Sydney.
The Indigenous Literacy Foundation further recognises the important role that language and storytelling have for culture and community, and the responsibilities that come with our work in these areas. If you notice any information you believe is inaccurate, please don't hesitate to contact us.
The Indigenous Literacy Foundation works as an initiative of the Australian Book Industry with the
Indigenous Literacy Foundation is registered with the ACNC and is a Public Benevolent Institution with DGR1 and TCC status.