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Keep the Fire Burning! Blak, Loud and Proud

Keep the Fire Burning! Blak, Loud and Proud

“The theme honours the enduring strength and vitality of First Nations culture – with fire a symbol of connection to Country, to each other, and to the rich tapestry of traditions that define Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples,” explains the NAIDOC Committee.

  • Posted 07 July, 2024


ILF Wins the Prestigious Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award!

ILF Wins the Prestigious Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award!

The Indigenous Literacy Foundation (ILF) is honoured to have won the prestigious Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award (ALMA) and to be the 2024 ALMA Laureate. ALMA is a global award given annually to a person or organisation for their outstanding contribution to children’s and young adult literature.
ILF Co-Chair Natalie Ahmat, ILF Founder Suzy Wilson, and ILF CEO Ben Bowen travelled to Sweden to accept the Award from HRH Crown Princess Victoria in Stockholm, Sweden. This award acknowledges the entire catalogue of work of the ILF and the special relationships that have enabled the ILF to publish Community stories, and provide books and literacy resources to remote parts of this country.

  • Posted 13 June, 2024


ILF Collaborates with Barnardos, Oracle, Aboriginal Land Councils, and more

ILF Collaborates with Barnardos, Oracle, Aboriginal Land Councils, and more

The ILF recently went on a Book Buzz trip for the first time since pre-covid. The intention was to meet some of our Communities, share resources and news, and celebrate them and their programs that have been supporting local families through Book Buzz resources and programs.

  • Posted 23 May, 2024


Women at the Baya Gawiy Buga yani Jandu yani u Centre Create Books to Preserve Language

Women at the Baya Gawiy Buga yani Jandu yani u Centre Create Books to Preserve Language

Women from Fitzroy Crossing have written and illustrated four bright, fun and bilingual children’s books that will help to preserve their First Nations Languages and also share a snapshot of life in a remote Community.

  • Posted 15 April, 2024


Jessica Mauboy on her Tour, Literacy, and Believing in the Next Generation of Storytellers

Jessica Mauboy on her Tour, Literacy, and Believing in the Next Generation of Storytellers

“I am really proud, I’m proud to be an Ambassador, to voice what the ILF believes in and to help young people, and particularly First Nations young people, to inspire, motivate, and encourage. So that they will have opportunities and they will have experience and that they will be confident in whatever industry they will be in,” says ILF Ambassador Jessica Mauboy.

  • Posted 18 March, 2024


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