Indigenous Literacy Day 2018

A national celebration! 5 September 2018

Indigenous Literacy Day is a national celebration of Indigenous culture, stories, language and literacy. It is organised by the Indigenous Literacy Foundation which aims to reduce the disadvantage experienced by children in remote Indigenous communities across Australia.

Indigenous Literacy Foundation logo

The day aims to focus attention on the disadvantages experienced in remote communities and encourage the rest of Australia to raise funds and advocate for more equal access to literacy resources for remote communities.
Here are some ways you can participate:
• Hold a Great Book Swap
• Hold a literacy event such as a book launch or storytelling session
• Advocate for ILF on social media and tag @IndigenousLiteracyFoundation on Facebook and @IndigneousLF on Twitter
The Indigenous Literacy Foundation posters can help you promote Indigenous literacy in your community. Available on the State Library website here:

Cyril Rioli
Jessica Mauboy

Reading opens doors posterIsing, I act, I read poster

Visit the Indigenous Literacy Foundation website to read more about their community projects including publishing books written by people in remote communities, some reflecting traditional legends and stories.

Help raise awareness about Indigenous literacy and celebrate Indigenous Literacy Day this September 5, 2018.