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Australia celebrates National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day

SNAICC – National Voice for our Children, the peak body for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, has been coordinating National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day (Children’s Day) for over 30 years. The theme for Children’s Day in 2019 is We Play, We Learn, We Belong, recognising the vital role that learning in […]

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Little Kids Day In – Children’s Day National Launch Event

SNAICC is proud to announce that the 2019 Children’s Day national launch event will be held at the First Peoples Little Kids Day In event at Scienceworks in Melbourne. Enjoy a day of fun and play-based learning without the school groups, while experiencing some of the vibrant cultures of Indigenous Australia. Partnering with SNAICC – […]

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Announcing Children’s Day 2019: We Play, We Learn, We Belong

We play on our land
We learn from our ancestors
We belong with our communities

In 2019, National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day is celebrating the early years, and promoting the importance of early years education and care for our little ones. We recognise the critical role that family, community, country and culture play in their development. And we will continue to fight for better access to culturally appropriate early childhood education for our children through Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations.

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Our children, our culture, our future

Reflections from the 2018 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day Ambassador – Gail Mabo I have a favourite childhood memory of waiting with all my siblings in our kitchen in Townsville, and Dad telling us the story about the frog brothers, Fredrick and Roderick, (Fredrick and Roderick, because that’s the sound the frog […]

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Gail Mabo is our 2018 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day Ambassador!

SNAICC is proud to announce Gail Mabo as the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day 2018 Ambassador. A proud mother and grandmother, Gail is a multi-disciplinary artist, currently residing in Townsville, whose passion to tell stories, empower community and pride in culture has influenced Australia to see the strengths of Indigenous culture. She […]

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Theme announced for 30th National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Children’s Day 2018

We are delighted to announce the theme for National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day for 2018 is SNAICC – Celebrating Our Children for 30 Years. Our children are the youngest people from the longest living culture in the world, with rich traditions, lore and customs that have been passed down from generation to generation. […]

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Shelley shares her reflections in 2017 Children’s Day video

We are so excited to release our 2017 Children’s Day video! Listen in as 2017 Children’s Day Ambassador Shelley Ware shares her experiences of celebrating National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day with her son on 4 August each year. This year’s video was directed and produced by Rubii Red, an incredibly talented young artist, writer and […]

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Shelley Ware is our 2017 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day Ambassador!

SNAICC is thrilled to announce Shelley Ware as the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day (Children’s Day) 2017 Ambassador. Shelley is well-known for her deadly role on NITV’s ground-breaking Marngrook Footy Show and has become one of the most respected and recognised female presenters of AFL football in the country. Shelley is a […]

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First Peoples Little Kids Day In! 

MEDIA RELEASE – First Peoples Little Kids Day In  To celebrate National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day, Scienceworks and SNAICC, the national non-government peak body representing the interests of these children, will host a special event on 7 August 2017. All welcome!   A special day dedicated to Koorie people, knowledge, stories and […]

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SNAICC announces the theme for Children’s Day 2017!

Held on 4 August each year, Children’s Day has been celebrated across the country since 1988 and is Australia’s largest national day to celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children. The theme for Children’s Day 2017 is Value Our Rights, Respect Our Culture, Bring Us Home which recognises the 20th anniversary of the Bringing them Home Report […]

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