The two Australian Children’s Laureates, Boori Monty Pryor and Alison Lester, along with Andy Griffiths and Suzy Wilson celebrated the Queensland launch of Indigenous Literacy Day. Purga Elder Aunty Sheryl Thompson said the Welcome to Country and Andy Griffiths spoke of his experience with the kids in remote communities, helping them write out their stories. Menessia Nagie said that there was a real sense that this was a community event and the morning finished up with a Great Book Swap.
“The books...gave the children a real sense of ownership, and that meant that they would read the book over and over, so the literacy side was being explored. Both the community and the children state that the books were wonderful.”
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.
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The Indigenous Literacy Foundation 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.
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