Consistency and community key in Indigenous literacy: Q&A with Shirley Davey

Literacy is a community affair in the Top End, according to Literacy and Numeracy Trainer Shirley Davey.  In the remote areas where Shirley works, students, families, teachers and trainers are working together to bring the benefits of literacy and numeracy. We asked Shirley about her experience working in Indigenous literacy. Where do you work? Northern […]

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Yarning Strong: stories about family for young readers

Dr Anita Heiss is the author of non-fiction, historical fiction, commercial women’s fiction, poetry, social commentary and travel articles. She is a regular guest at writers’ festivals and travels internationally performing her work and lecturing on Indigenous literature. She is an Indigenous Literacy Day Ambassador and a proud member of the Wiradjuri nation of central […]

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Deepening awareness and understanding of Indigenous culture in the classroom

Did you know Australia is celebrating Indigenous Literacy Day today? Indigenous Literacy Day aims to raise vital funds to put books and literacy resources into the hands of school students, babies, toddlers and mothers in remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities across Australia. Oxford University Press has published an Indigenous Literacy series Yarning Strong. The […]

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