For much of this year, as for last, the ILF team has been unable to make field trips to remote communities.
But our Regional Coordinator, Tictac Moore, based on Melville Island in the Tiwi Islands, recently visited nearby Bathurst Island to the west, where she met with staff at Murrupurtiyanuwu Catholic Primary School, known locally as MCPS.
More and more, we’re realising that Indigenous Literacy Day is more than just a day - it’s a way to engage with and celebrate First Nations peoples, languages, and stories everyday of the year.
To celebrate and share Indigenous histories, cultures and stories with your youngsters, we’ve put together a special, exciting Indigenous Literacy Day event for primary and early learners, available now until early December.
The ILF is excited to be launching a new interactive map, which shows the depth and breadth of our work with remote communities across Australia. Originally designed for use by people in remote communities looking for more information about the resources available to them, this public-facing map has been adapted to provide a snapshot of the work ILF does in remote communities.
With a number of different features, you can use the map to see what remote communities we work with, what books we’ve published, and the languages that are used in those areas.
“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.
ABN 45 146 631 843.