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Indigenous Literacy Day

2 September

Image is of three Indigenous boys sitting in plastic play equipment and grinning at the camera.

Celebrate Indigenous Literacy Day with two free on-line events.

Indigenous Literacy Day – YouTube Live Premiere, 12.30 pm AEST (10.30 am in Western Australia)

The Indigenous Literacy Foundation’s 45 minute celebratory event will go live on Youtube at 12.30pm AEST (10.30 am in Western Australia).

ILF Ambassadors, Jessica Mauboy will sing an Australian favourite and Anita Heiss, Andy Griffiths, Alison Lester, Shelley Ware and ILF co-Patron June Oscar AO will be joined by kids and community members – from Tiwi Islands and Jilkminggan in the Northern Territory and Bidyadanga in Western Australia – sharing delightful stories and the value of language.

Primary and Early Learners: Indigenous Literacy Day, 2pm AEST (midday in Western Australia)

The Indigenous Literacy Foundation invites primary schools, libraries and early education centres to join a special Indigenous Literacy Day online event designed for children 3-11 years of age.

ILF ambassador Jessica Mauboy will sing The Barramundi Song in two Indigenous languages – Tiwi and Mangarrayi, as well as English. Hosted by Indigenous author and performer Gregg Dreise and NITV presenter Natalie Ahmat, this event gives younger audiences a celebratory experience of Indigenous language and literacy. There is even a sneaky, cheeky visit by children’s author Andy Griffiths!

To book please head to the Sydney Opera House website where teacher resources will also be available.

Find out more about these events, Indigenous Literacy Day and the Indigenous Literacy Foundation on ILF’s website.


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