Celebrate Children's Day 2021

Childrens Day 2021 – Proud in culture, strong in spirit

Help us create a national atmosphere of celebration, respect and recognition for National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day on 4 August. This year our theme is: Proud in culture, strong in spirit

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families and communities have provided love and care for their children, growing them up strong and safe in their cultural traditions, for thousands of generations. For our children, safety, wellbeing and development are closely linked to the strengths of their connections with family, community, culture, language, and Country.

Our Children's Day 2021 theme highlights the importance of supporting strong family and community connections to help our children achieve strong spiritual and cultural wellbeing and to form proud cultural identities.

Find out more about Children's Day this year and ways you can celebrate. You can mark this special day in your own way – whether at your early years service, school, on social media or with your family at home.

See how we celebrated in 2020, and find out more about why we celebrate Children's Day.

Media releases

SNAICC – National Voice for our Children, is proud to celebrate National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day (Children’s Day) on 4 August. As the national peak body for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, our theme for Children’s Day 2020 is: We are the Elders of tomorrow, hear our voice.

SNAICC – National Voice for our Children was shocked and saddened by the recent sudden passing of Wangkatjungka woman Ningali Lawford-Wolf while on tour in Scotland for the theatre performance of The Secret River. A Wangkatjungka woman born under a tree at Christmas Creek Station in the far north Kimberley region of Western Australia, Ningali was fortunate to grow up … Read More

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 the early years – in … Read More

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Early bird offer ends in less than 2 weeks! We can't wait for you to join us at the 9th SNAICC National Conference taking place on the land of the Yugambeh peoples, the Gold Coast, Qld, from 30 Aug to 2 Sept 2021. Register now #SNAICC2021
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We can't wait for you to join us at the 9th SNAICC National Conference taking place on the land of the Yugambeh peoples, the Gold Coast, Qld, from 30 Aug to 2 Sept 2021. Register now for early bird prices before 2 July! #SNAICC2021
https://t.co/BeKa2Z9MlY https://t.co/nrLsmnG1QS
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We can't wait for you to join us at the 9th SNAICC National Conference taking place on the land of the Yugambeh peoples, the Gold Coast, Qld from 30 Aug to 2 Sept 2021. Register now for early bird prices before 2 July! #SNAICC2021
https://t.co/VVSGneI2A4 https://t.co/o1STiJSUod
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The Keeping Our Kids Safe resources take the National Principles and deliver them in a way that is culturally relevant and promotes cultural safety.

Read the about Principles, download the Keeping Our Kids Safe guide, and watch an animated video:

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Canberra school using yarning circles to teach reconciliation, promote deeper communication https://t.co/7P3g3tLgIA

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SNAICC-National Voice for our Children
SNAICC-National Voice for our Children
From 9-15 May 2021, help us build public awareness and political commitment for our campaign to make sure all our children grow up strong in family, culture, and community.

https://www.familymatters.org.au/week-action/

#OurMobsMatter
SNAICC-National Voice for our Children
SNAICC-National Voice for our Children
𝗪𝗲𝗱𝗻𝗲𝘀𝗱𝗮𝘆 𝟭𝟮 𝗠𝗮𝘆 (𝟭𝟮-𝟭.𝟯𝟬𝗽𝗺 𝗔𝗘𝗦𝗧) – 𝗡𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝗮𝗹 𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗺𝗶𝘀𝘀𝗶𝗼𝗻𝗲𝗿 𝗰𝗮𝗹𝗹 𝘁𝗼 𝗮𝗰𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻

Join this key call for accountability and in defence of the rights of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and their families.

Register: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/national-commissioner-call-to-action-tickets-151909303817

#OurMobsMatter

Join SNAICC CEO Catherine Liddle and Family Matters Co-Chair Dr Paul Gray as they lead a discussion by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children’s commissioners and deputy commissioners around the continent as we continue to call for the creation of dedicated, independent Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children’s commissioners in each state and territory and at the national level.

Speakers include: April Lawrie, Commissioner for Aboriginal Children and Young People (South Australia); Justin Mohamed, Commissioner for Aboriginal Children and Young People (Victoria); Natalie Lewis, Commissioner for the Queensland Family and Child Commission; Richard Weston, Deputy Children’s Guardian for Aboriginal Children and Young People (New South Wales), and Nicole Hucks, Assistant Children’s Commissioner, Office of the Children's Commissioner (Northern Territory).
SNAICC-National Voice for our Children
SNAICC-National Voice for our Children
“Digital access and digital literacy is most important for our people to engage in education, employment and enable access to critical services such as telehealth, and other government services"

Pat Turner, Lead Convener of the Coalition of Peaks & CEO of NACCHO

#IDLF2021

Children's Day 2020

Here are some of the ways people promoted Children's Day in 2020