Indigenous Literacy Day was celebrated and acknowledged in Victoria with a number of events. Our main ILD launch was held at Wesley College where students sang, bands performed and we listened to Aunty Joy Murphy and ILF Ambassadors, Kaz Cooke and Felix Riebl speak about how stories have shaped who they are today. A giant cheque for $1000 was presented to the ILF – a result of money raised through a Great Book Swap and Book Fair in the library.
The Victorian Premier’s Award for Indigenous Writing was presented at the Bunjalika Centre at the Melbourne Museum and we were thrilled for ILF Ambassador Anita Heiss who was the recipient of that award. Kaz Cooke spoke about the work of the ILF and Archie Roach sang songs from Butcher Paper Texta Black Board and Chalk – a Songbook for children written by both Archie and the late Ruby Hunter.
“By reading the books with the parents in playgroup, the parents feel more confident about reading to their children when they get their copies to take home. They love them! Wonderful service! Great book choices!”
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.
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