Yorta Yorta woman, Soprano, composer and educator Deborah Cheetham joins a team of prominent writers, musicians and peformers – including Richard Flangan,William Barton and Justine Clarke – to support the Indigenous Literacy Foundation's aim to improve literacy levels in remote communities across Australia.
“I am pleased to accept this invitation to join the Indigenous Literary Foundation ambassador program.
There are many ways of knowing and learning. I am keen to help encourage Indigenous children to find their voice through the power of literacy whilst strengthening an understanding about Indigenous ways of knowledge transfer."
“ILF has realised that literacy is about more than providing books and that success will come when relationships are forged and support is given to the whole community and the families that are part of that community.
We are proud to be associated with this group and are confident that the practical support that has been given will be enduring. ”
– Helen Unwin & Mary Vanbee, Principal & Chairperson