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."
“The books from ILF arrive and we read them together with families and babies over several weeks so that families get used to the stories and feel confident in reading them, then they go home with families to have in their homes. The program has been extremely beneficial to our community.”
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.
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Indigenous Literacy Foundation is registered with the ACNC and is a Public Benevolent Institution with DGR1 and TCC status.
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The Indigenous Literacy Foundation 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.
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