Indigenous Literacy Foundation appoints new Program Manager
The Indigenous Literacy Foundation is delighted to announce the appointment of Tina Raye as its new Indigenous Program Manager.
Tina belongs to the Bardi & Jabirr Jabirr people, north of Broome and the Arabuna people, near Lake Eyre and has worked in both urban and remote communities in the Northern Territory. Most recently she has worked on the Tiwi Islands and in 2012 was the Accelerated Literacy Project Officer for the Arafura Directorate, for the NT Department of Education & Training. In this role, Tina worked and travelled primarily working with six remote Indigenous schools across the Top end.
"As a Teacher of students where English is often a second or third language, I have seen the joy that books can bring. An opportunity to experience another world, character, experiences or events which can take the students on a journey or adventure; a story that provokes emotion or action. The engagement and experiences that quality literary texts bring to students minds is truly rewarding to experience!"
Tina will take up her position in January 2013 and will be based in Sydney at the ILF Redfern offices.
“Parents get excited when their child has a favourite book and they talk about it in language. One of our favourite books, ‘The Green Sheep’, is known as ‘Yatji’. We love ILF at Amata Playgroup! Thank you for supporting our kids. So many big smiles here because of the lovely books you have given 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.
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