Every week, Learning with Families in Mparntwe/Alice Springs runs playgroups for babies and toddlers at three different sites in the Central Australian town. And books supplied by ILF’s Book Buzz program have become integral to the development of pre-reading skills among youngsters learning at these sites.
This year, Indigenous Literacy Day: Celebrating Stories and Language (ILD) will be held on Wednesday 1 September, and is an annual celebration featuring Indigenous languages, stories, peoples and culture.
Mikey Hill, an Australian who was living in the US in 2020, rode his bike from San Francisco to Washington DC from July 8 - August 28, 2020 to raise money for five charities that promote racial justice and equity.
“We consider the work you do as imperative in assisting to closing the gap. ILF helps correct inequity by assisting to remove barriers around cost and accessibility of obtaining books. Catering specifically to Aboriginal people enhances their engagement also.”
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.