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Indigenous Literacy Day 2022

The Indigenous Literacy Foundation proudly presents Indigenous Literacy Day, celebrating Stories, Cultures and languages. This delightful, free virtual event enlightens and engages audiences of all ages.

Available On Demand: 10:30am AEST, Wednesday 7 September 2022

If you are registering for more than 150 people, please fill out this form

Otherwise, if you’re experiencing difficulty registering for the event please send an email to with your organisation/school name and estimated total number of viewers to have the Creative Learning team register you manually.

This event is free to register

All digital programs are free to Australian schools and can be viewed via a private YouTube link. 

Click the Book Now button to register. The booking fee will be removed at the cart stage.

For any difficulties, please contact our Creative Learning team at or 02 9250 7770. 

Book a session on Wednesday 7 September 2022

 10:30am AEST, Wednesday 7 September 2022.

Tune in at 10.30am or watch at any time convenient to you.

This event runs for approximately 20 mins

Event duration is a guide only and may be subject to change.

This is an all ages event

This program is recommended for all ages.

Celebrating Stories, Cultures, and Languages

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.  

This engaging 20-minute story is proudly presented by the Indigenous Literacy Foundation and hosted by the Sydney Opera House. Audiences can pre-register for the event here.

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. 


Don't forget to download the teacher resources located at the top of this webpage.

"We are proud of our culture. We are proud of our language. Our stories. And songs."
Indigenous Literacy Foundation

Proudly presented by
Indigenous Literacy Foundation
in collaboration with
Sydney Opera House.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What equipment do I need?

All you need is an internet connection! The premiere stream is available via a private YouTube link.

If you require technical assistance contact our Creative Learning team on 02 9250 7770. 

How do I book?

Click on the book now button to register your details. Please continue through the registration process until you’ve entered your organisation’s details and clicked ‘submit’.

Any booking fees that appear will be removed at registration.

We will send you an email confirmation with the viewing link closer to the date.

What if I need to change or cancel my booking?

Don’t worry - this event is available to watch anytime that suits you.

How can I prepare my class for their session?

Download the educational resources above to prepare for this event.

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