Indigenous Literacy Day 2022 

Indigenous Literacy Day (ILD) 2022 will be held on the 7 of September. We are currently planning an inclusive, engaging and inspiring ILD event for 2022. Stay tuned for more information and don't forget to save the date!

Indigenous Literacy Day 2021 - More than a Day

Inspiring short video stories for all ages

Indigenous Literacy Day (ILD), is proudly presented by the Indigenous Literacy Foundation. 

The 2021 theme for ILD was Celebrating Stories and Language. The content from this incredible celebration is still available to view. The ILD workshops and videos provide a window into the richness, diversity, and multilingual world of First Nations peoples. 

Explore over 70 inspiring, short video stories from storytellers including Jessica Mauboy, Gregg Dreise, Wayne Quilliam, Archie Roach and Anita Heiss. Hear from four young, newly published graphic novelists and watch stories and animations from children and Elders from remote Communities and organisations such as SharingStories Foundation, SNAICC, First Languages Australia and many more. All stories are available at

For school audiences 

Primary schools and early learners (4-11) can enjoy a free 25-minute pre-recorded event presented by dynamic performer and author Gregg Dreise, with a special guest appearance by Australia’s favourite pop singer Jessica Mauboy. 

Check out the video here.

Learning workshops 

Five talented individuals including acclaimed authors, illustrators and ILF ambassadors such as Alison Lester and Ann James have created unique and engaging learning workshops.

Bookings range from $2 per student to $20 per adult with proceeds supporting ILF's three core programs in 2022. Click to learn more

Other Ways to Contribute

If you are a school, bookseller, publisher, library, business, organisation or individual, you can also contribute and celebrate Indigenous Literacy Day every year by:

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