To celebrate Indigenous Literacy Day (ILD), we are hosting a free virtual celebration for all Australians going live from 9am Wednesday 1 September. Through storytelling, ILD provides a window into the richness, diversity and multilingual world of First Nations peoples with a selection of short, two minute, inspiring video stories by First Nations storytellers (of all ages) from across the country.
This year's theme is Celebrating Stories and Language. You will be able to pick and choose from a suite of diverse and inspiring two minute video stories from First Nations people including Australia's favourite pop star Jessica Mauboy, talented author and performer Gregg Dreise, and celebrated photographer Wayne Quilliam. There will also be stories from four young graphic novelists, children in remote communities and a selection of pay-to-experience, high-quality workshops made by leading artists, authors and creatives.
For our younger audience members, we will also have a special 20 minute, fun and engaging event featuring two beautiful animations of our books! Stay tuned for more information on the children's event coming soon.
Be sure to register now to secure your virtual seat to this exciting, free Indigenous Literacy Day celebration.
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:
“This program is so valuable to our kindergarten and the children. Big thanks to ILF for helping us to provide meaningful literacy lessons for our children by using the quality of books supplied to 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.
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.