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Indigenous Literacy Day

In 2021, we are extending the Indigenous Literacy Day to a full day of events and activities. Mark Wednesday,  September 1 in your calendar and we’ll be releasing an event program shortly.

If you missed the celebrations in 2020, you can still access the two Indigenous Literacy Day events on our YouTube channel here. 

An estimated Australian wide audience of over 500,000 tuned in on Indigenous Literacy Day 2020 – a record-breaking event for a charity who pre-COVID, had hosted the annual celebration at the Sydney Opera House with a few hundred participants including students from remote communities.

The ILD Main Event is a 40-minute visual story, sharing insights from ILF ambassadors and supporters such as Anita Heiss, Andy Griffiths and Archie Roach and a stunning performance of My Island Home by Jessica Mauboy.

Viewers can access the full video or short segments of the video on our YouTube Channel.

The Education Event for primary and early learners (3 -11 years of age) is a 25-minute event, featuring Jessica Mauboy, Justine Clarke, Cheryl Lardy and Andy Griffiths, with a book reading in Kriol and English, a melody in Tiwi, Mangarrayi and English and songs and activities with author, performer and musician Gregg Dreise.

We would love your feedback on the events. Please email

Other Ways to Contribute

If you are a school, bookseller, publisher, library, business, organisation or individual, you can also contribute and celebrate Indigenous Literacy Day every year by:

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