The Indigenous Literacy Foundation proudly presents Indigenous Literacy Day on Wednesday 6th September, celebrating Stories, Cultures and Languages. Take part in a free virtual event including a 15-minute film premiere, followed by a 45-minute live stream from the Sydney Opera House with storytelling and songs.
The 15-minute FILM premiering at 10.30 am
“Would you cuddle up with a jurru? Do you have a tjikiwan dog at home? And what would you do if you saw a sneaky kyembal?" asks ILF Ambassador Jessica Mauboy.
Jump on a virtual plane to Barunga in the Northern Territory, Rubibi (Broome) in north Western Australia and Weipa on the Cape York Peninsula in Queensland, to find out!
This is your chance to journey across the country, hear First Nations peoples’ stories and learn some new words in Kriol, Yawuru and Thaynakwith Languages.
You'll join a group of young, talented songwriters with their ILF mentor Justine Clarke, for a special performance of their song, Shordi Krik, at the Barunga Festival in the Northern Territory. Find out why life is sweet at Shordi Krik.
In Rubibi, your senses will come alive as you discover there are more than four seasons a year, and on the Cape York Peninsula, when you look, what will you find? You will have to wait and see!
The 45-minute LIVESTREAM
After the FILM, Jessica Mauboy will invite audiences into the iconic Sydney Opera House for a 45‑minute LIVESTREAM celebration of storytelling and song with ILF Ambassadors and superstars, Jessica Mauboy, Justine Clarke, Josh Pyke, Gregg Dreise, and more!
Jess Mauboy will have kids singing and moving like a kyembal, the kids from Barunga Remote Community School will perform Shordi Krik with Justine Clarke and Josh Pyke will have everyone busking to Words Make the World Go Around.
This action-packed, joyful performance shares stories, music, song, movement, and languages. It's an engaging adventure for early learners, primary students and adults alike.
To register and for more information, please read the following: Indigenous Literacy Day