NSW Premier Mike Baird, along with Leslie Williams, the Minister for Early Childhood Education, Aboriginal Affairs & Assistant Minister for Education, were at the State Library of NSW on Indigenous Literacy Day.
Reading Ambelin Kwaymullina's How Frogmouth Found Her Home to 25 young children from the Gujaga Children's Service in La Perouse, the Premier said:
I want to give a huge hat tip to the guys over at The Indigenous Literacy Foundation for all the fantastic work they are doing to improve literacy amongst Indigenous Australians living in remote and isolated regions.
“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.
ABN 45 146 631 843.