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Indigenous Literacy Day

The annual event will be celebrated online this year – along with some very special guests.

What are you doing on 2 September? The Indigenous Literacy Foundation (ILF) invites you to join them for a national, virtual live premier event celebrating Indigenous Literacy Day, commencing at 12.30pm.

Before the coronavirus pandemic, this event was held each year at the Sydney Opera House, with children from remote communities and local schools. This year it is open to everyone Australia wide.

The 45 minute presentation will go live on YouTube from 12.30pm and aims to engage the nation in the value of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders peoples’ first languages.

ILF Ambassador and singer, actor and songwriter Jessica Mauboy will sing an Australian favourite. She’ll be joined by children and community members from the Tiwi Islands, north of Darwin; Jilkminggan in the Northern Territory; and Bidyadanga in Western Australia’s Kimberley region, sharing stories and language.

There will be a special presentation for primary school students and early childhood learners at 2pm. Join Jessica Mauboy, Playschool presenter Justine Clarke, Dungalan Aboriginal Corporation Director Cheryl Lardy and author, artist and songwriter Gregg Dreise to dance up a storm and follow a book reading.

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Marilyn Jervis
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Advisory Committee