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What role do you play in Reconciliation?

What role do you play in Reconciliation?

National Reconciliation Week NRW) is a time for all Australians to learn about our shared histories, cultures, and achievements.  To celebrate this year's theme In This Together", our Indigenous Program team have collated a list of resources to inform and inspire a greater understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history, language and culture, challenges and opportunities.   You may have heard of Adam Goodes, the Indigenous AFL player who was twice awarded the Brownlow medal, but have you seen the documentary, The Australian Dream that shares his story? Have you ever read to your children, grandchildren, nephews or nieces one of the many delightful and engaging children's...

  • Posted 26 May, 2020


Books making life easier for families in a FNQ Hostel

Books making life easier for families in a FNQ Hostel

Imagine being sick, having to travel long distances to a town you’re unfamiliar with — and then spending several months living away from home in order to receive ongoing medical treatment. This can be the reality for many families from remote communities. But at a hostel in Far North Queensland, books are making a real difference. And it’s not just the kids who are benefiting, but also their parents and families. Mookai Rosie Bi-Yan in Cairns provides accommodation for children and adults from Cape York and Torres Strait Islands communities who have come for medical check-ups or treatment. Some stay...

  • Posted 22 May, 2020


Welcome Dr Marnie O'Bryan

Welcome Dr Marnie O'Bryan

Dr Marnie O'Bryan, third from right.   Dr Marnie O'Bryan has been appointed as the new Chair of the ILF, replacing Patricia Genat who has served in the role for six years. During her tenure, Patricia has been a remarkable leader and has overseen strong growth of its program and fiscal development at the Foundation. This year, the Foundation will gift nearly 100,000 books to close to 400 communities and will publish its 100th book in six languages). A message from Marnie: In 2019 I joined the Indigenous Literacy Foundation Board, and in May participated in a field trip to the Tiwi...

  • Posted 14 May, 2020


Your Donation Can Open Doors

Your Donation Can Open Doors

We believe education ‘opens doors’, and provides choices and opportunities for all children. At the Indigenous Literacy Foundation, we are driven to raise awareness as well as overcome the literacy challenges facing remote Indigenous communities. When our Foundation first began gifting books to remote communities over 10 years ago we never expected to end up where we are today. From creating early learning resources, to gifting over 440,000 books, and publishing 90 books in 18 Indigenous languages, we have been creating change. Our programs empower communities to tell their own stories, to read and write in their own languages, and give remote families what many urban and regional...

  • Posted 14 May, 2020


Making a space for First Nations' languages

Making a space for First Nations' languages

Earlier this year our team returned from a jam-packed trip to Tiwi, where they visited Milikapiti school on Melville Island, NT. Program Director Tina, Program Coordinators Laura and Cindy, and Marketing Coordinator Liz were in high spirits as they prepared to leave from Darwin. The weather however, had different ideas, and things didn’t quite go to plan. Our team woke to torrential rains monsoon season was well and truly showing us her stuff. After almost six hours of waiting for clear skies, we finally got the go ahead and were on our way. After a quick stop to pick up...

  • Posted 07 May, 2020