Download teacher resources from Indigenous Literacy Foundation here.
Download classroom activity guide from Australia Post here.
For more information about the programs that ILF runs, visit their website here.
“The ILF's Indigenous Literacy Day for primary and early learners is an opportunity to share and enlighten children about Indigenous song, languages and stories.”
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It's time to celebrate Indigenous Literacy Day!
For the first time ever, the Indigenous Literacy Foundation invites primary and early learners, 3-11 years of age, across Australia to a very special Indigenous Literacy Day celebration presented in collaboration with the Sydney Opera House.
It’s time to move, shake and sing with a catchy melody sung by Australia’s favourite pop star, Jessica Mauboy - in two Indigenous languages, Tiwi, Mangarrayi, and English plus share a book reading of Yu Sabi Densdensbad? (Can you Dance?) in Kriol, by Cheryl Lardy and in English by Justine Clarke. Hosted by Indigenous author and performer Gregg Dreise and TV presenter Natalie Ahmat, this event gives our younger audiences a celebratory experience of Indigenous language and literacy. There is even a sneaky, cheeky visit by children’s author Andy Griffiths!
The Indigenous Literacy Foundation is a charity with a vision for equity of opportunity for all Australian children. Please encourage children to donate a gold coin on the day, to help us purchase more books for children in remote Australia.
Presented by Indigenous Literacy Foundation in collaboration with Sydney Opera House.
Watch Herbie Hancock and Karen Manbulloo read Moli det bigibigi from the 2019 Indigenous Literacy program
UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador Herbie Hancock joins Binjari author and artist Karen Manbulloo to read her book Moli det bigibigi (Molly the Pig) as part of the 2019 Indigeous Literacy Foundation’s Community Literacy Program.
The Opera House’s Teacher Resources provide inspirational activities to watch, listen and read for students in the classroom or learning at home. Teachers should adapt these resources to suit the student age, stage and the lesson outcomes desired.