Indigenous Literacy Day is a day we celebrate Indigenous culture and focus on adult literacy rates in Indigenous communities. In the Western NSW communities of Brewarrina and Walgett, an adult literacy campaign has led to improved literacy rates and increased employment opportunities, confidence and self-esteem.
Brewarrina is a town on the banks of the Barwon River in northwest New South Wales, 800 kilometres southwest of Brisbane and 800 kilometres northwest of Sydney.
Traditional Owners: Ngemba, Ualarai, Murrawarri and Wailwan Aboriginal people
Languages: Ngemba, Ualarai, Murrawarri, Kimilaroi, Baranbinja, Koama, Wailwan, Kula
Population (ABS 2016 Census): 1143, nearly two thirds of which are Aboriginal
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Today marks Indigenous Literacy Day, an opportunity to celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander stories and languages and instill an enduring love of reading.
The Birrang Enterprise Development Company will be able to provide additional case management services in Bourke and Brewarrina communities, thanks to a $775,139 grant from the Coalition Government.