Next Wednesday 7 September is Indigenous Literacy Day.
Indigenous Literacy Day is a free national event Celebrating Stories, Cultures and Languages.
This year’s digital story will premiere at 10.30 am AEST from The Sydney Opera House.
According to the website, Celebrating Stories, Cultures and Languages is a magical story led by children from remote Milikapiti and Jilkminggan in the Northern Territory. In a 20-minute video, the children are joined by music icon Jessica Mauboy and dynamic performer Gregg Dreise.
Here’s Jessica Mauboy inviting you to join in celebrating Indigenous Literacy Day.
Registrations for the event have been open since 9 August. Have you registered yet? I have. You can book here. If you can’t watch the scheduled event, the story will be available to watch online anytime that suits you.
This video tells of some of the wonderful work of the Indigenous Literacy Foundation.
The website explains that 2022 is the first year of UNESCO’s Decade of Indigenous Languages. It will be interesting to see the extent to which Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages can be revitalised and preserved during the next ten years due to the efforts of organisations such as the Indigenous Literacy Foundation and its celebration of Indigenous Literacy Day.
To find out more about the Indigenous Literacy Foundation and Indigenous Literacy Day and how you can support this great work, please visit their website: Indigenous Literacy Foundation https://www.indigenousliteracyfoundation.org.au/.
A free booklet of teaching resources can be downloaded here.
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