Who are the Indigenous Literacy Foundation?
What do they do?
The Indigenous Literacy Foundation are a not-for-profit charity which respects the unique place of Australia's First People and draws on the expertise of the Australian book industry.
ILF’s three programs, Book Supply, Book Buzz and Community Publishing Projects, focus on ensuring access to quality resources, including books in First Languages, publishing Community stories and supporting Communities and families to lead the entire process to ensure leadership, ownership, and authenticity is held with Community Elders and residents.
The Great Book Swap
The Great Book Swap is a fantastic way to celebrate reading locally, learn more about Indigenous Languages and culture, while raising funds for the Indigenous Literacy Foundation.
The Hutchins Great Book Swap will be held on Wednesday 7 September on the undercover handball courts. It will be open at the following times:
Books will be $1 each and they all must go! All proceeds go towards supporting the Indigenous Literacy Foundation.
What is Indigenous Literacy Day?
2022 is the first year of UNESCO’s Decade of Indigenous Languages.
Indigenous Literacy Day celebrates and promotes the revitalisation and preservation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages now and for future generations of Indigenous children.
Indigenous Literacy Day National Event
Note - We have registered for this event and a link to the recording will be shared with all staff after about 10.30 on Wednesday 7 September.
A lively group of children in remote Milikapiti and Jilkminggan, in the Northern Territory joyfully share their Stories, Cultures and Languages.
Excitedly they respond to an unexpected call from ILF Ambassador and music icon, Jessica Mauboy, and proudly teach her a well-loved song in Tiwi and Mangarrayi, before ILF Ambassador, author and performer, Gregg Dreise sings the song in Gamilaraay Yuwaalaraay. Audiences will be encouraged to stretch and bend and sing in three different languages, from three different places!
Of course, all this hard work builds an appetite and the children head off to hunt for a feed in the nearby waters before a well-earned fire-side feast.
Audiences of all ages will delight in this magical story led by children, sharing a snippet of life in remote Australia and the richness and diversity of First Nation peoples’ cultures, languages and stories.