ILF Founder Suzy Wilson inspired attendees at the 2016 Global Education Conference in Tasmania this week as she spread the word about our work. Delegates responded well to her reminder of our Ambassador Richard Flanagan's words; "literacy is finally an act of liberation". Photographed here with John Williamson, Dean of the Faculty of Education, University of Tasmania.
Sessions at the conference covered conservation themes, peace economics, community partnerships, global education and Indigenous literacy.
Suzy said responses to her session were very enthusiastic and "a representative of International Baccalaureate Program said that books such as our 2015 publication 'No Way Yirrikipayi' would make welcome additions to book lists for schools around the world that teach their program." This book was published as part of our Community Literacy Project. In 2016 we hope to publish a further six community stories.
“Parents get excited when their child has a favourite book and they talk about it in language. One of our favourite books, ‘The Green Sheep’, is known as ‘Yatji’. We love ILF at Amata Playgroup! Thank you for supporting our kids. So many big smiles here because of the lovely books you have given us.”
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.
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