2023 Indigenous Literacy Day
Celebrating Stories, Cultures and Languages

Wednesday 6 September 2023

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Missed the 2022 ILD National Digital Video? Watch it here
Read more about it below. 

What does it cost? Nothing, it is free for everyone to enjoy. Of course, donations are warmly received.
How long is it? Just over 13 minutes long. 
What age group is it suitable for? It's PG - suitable for all ages! 
What's the theme?  A celebration of the diversity of First Nations Peoples' Stories, Cultures and Languages. 

What is the 2022 ILD National Video about? 

A lively group of children in remote Milikapiti and Jilkminggan, in the Northern Territory joyfully share their Stories, Cultures and Languages.  

Excitedly they respond to an unexpected call from ILF Ambassador and music icon, Jessica Mauboy, and proudly teach her a well-loved song in Tiwi and Mangarrayi, before ILF Ambassador, author and performer, Gregg Dreise sings the song in Gamilaraay Yuwaalaraay. Audiences will be encouraged to stretch and bend and sing in three different languages, from three different places!  

Of course, all this hard work builds an appetite and the children head off to hunt for a feed in the nearby waters before a well-earned fire-side feast. 

Audiences of all ages will delight in this magical story led by children, sharing a snippet of life in remote Australia and the richness and diversity of First Nation peoples’ cultures, languages and stories.  

2022 is the first year of UNESCO’s Decade of Indigenous Languages. Indigenous Literacy Day celebrates and promotes the revitalisation and preservation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages now and for future generations of Indigenous children. 

Other Ways to Engage

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