Update on Children's Day

Childrens Day 2020 – We are the Elders of tomorrow, hear our voice

Help us create a national atmosphere of celebration, respect and recognition for National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day on 4 August.

We are excited to share with you a brand-new Children's Day website, offering children, families and early childhood educators resources and ideas for celebrating Children's Day this year and supporting us during this year's celebrations, as well as information about the history and purpose of Children's Day.

Find innovative ways to mark this special day, whether at your early years service, school or with your family at home.
Go to our Images and videos to download images to promote, or watch our TV ad: We are the Elders of tomorrow.

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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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SNAICC and VACCA would love to hear young people's views to help us develop culturally appropriate resources to support our orgs and communities to implement the National Principles for Child Safe Orgs. Join us on Zoom today, or on 18 Aug, 1.30-3pm AEST: https://t.co/ivRBuA4FXO

Check out our Children's Day 2020 gallery - https://t.co/Ss26uR262B
(photo thanks to Cooktown District Community Centre, QLD)
#EldersOfTomorrow #StrongInCulture #NATSIChildrensDay2020 https://t.co/w4zB8sJF8u
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“If we don’t have it in law, we’re not going to see it in proper practice, and Aboriginal families and children will suffer as a consequence.” - Dr Hannah McGlade, Noongar Family Safety and Wellbeing Council, on the WA Government announcement

https://t.co/QiUpjSwgwn

Connect with the four spirit elements of nature and the importance of Dadirri "deep listening" with these tips from SNAICC's @SueAnneHunter2 to help us during this difficult time of the COVID-19 pandemic. Be kind to yourself. #StrongInCulture #COVID19Aus
https://t.co/zIiL1tpbUQ

We are the Elders of tomorrow, hear our voice.
Thanks to Korayn Birralee Family Centre (Geelong, VIC) and to everyone for helping us to celebrate #NATSIChildrensDay2020 https://t.co/8Ls36VKVMM
#EldersOfTomorrow #StrongInCulture

https://t.co/kqa7Kd2vzn

SNAICC has produced a submission in response to the Productivity Commission’s draft Indigenous Evaluation Strategy for Australian Government policies and programs affecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

https://t.co/0AsFS3SDjG

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“What about targets on measuring success of governments to work with us in solving these problems” Catherine Liddle, CEO of First Nations Media Australia

“We are sitting at the table with the three levels of government, to be able to hold them to account” Muriel Bamblett, Chair of SNAICC - National Voice for our Children and CEO of Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency

Did you miss Episode 4 on Closing the Gap?
You can watch it on our website now: https://coalitionofpeaks.org.au/resources/

Together with John Paul Janke, Catherine and Muriel discussed Priority Reform Three- what governments and institutions should be doing differently to be more accountable to our mob!

#NITV #ClosingtheGap #newNationalAgreement #FNMA #SNAICC #VACCA #CoalitionofPeaks #PriorityReform3
SNAICC-National Voice for our Children
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“What about targets on measuring success of governments to work with us in solving these problems” Catherine Liddle, CEO of First Nations Media Australia “We are sitting at the table with the three levels of government, to be able to hold them to account” Muriel Bamblett, Chair of SNAICC - National Voice for our Children and CEO of Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency Did you miss Episode 4 on Closing the Gap? You can watch it on our website now: https://coalitionofpeaks.org.au/resources/ Together with John Paul Janke, Catherine and Muriel discussed Priority Reform Three- what governments and institutions should be doing differently to be more accountable to our mob! #NITV #ClosingtheGap #newNationalAgreement #FNMA #SNAICC #VACCA #CoalitionofPeaks #PriorityReform3
SNAICC-National Voice for our Children
SNAICC-National Voice for our Children
SNAICC and the Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency (VACCA) 𝘄𝗼𝘂𝗹𝗱 𝗹𝗼𝘃𝗲 𝘁𝗼 𝗰𝗼𝗻𝘀𝘂𝗹𝘁 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗵𝗲𝗮𝗿 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝘃𝗶𝗲𝘄𝘀 𝗼𝗳 𝗔𝗯𝗼𝗿𝗶𝗴𝗶𝗻𝗮𝗹 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗧𝗼𝗿𝗿𝗲𝘀 𝗦𝘁𝗿𝗮𝗶𝘁 𝗜𝘀𝗹𝗮𝗻𝗱𝗲𝗿 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗻𝗴 𝗽𝗲𝗼𝗽𝗹𝗲!

The consultations will help us develop culturally appropriate resources to support Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander organisations and communities to understand and implement the National Principles for Child Safe Organisations.

𝗪𝗲 𝗶𝗻𝘃𝗶𝘁𝗲 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗻𝗴 𝗽𝗲𝗼𝗽𝗹𝗲 𝘁𝗼 𝗷𝗼𝗶𝗻 𝘂𝘀 𝗼𝗻 𝗭𝗼𝗼𝗺 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝘀𝗲𝘀𝘀𝗶𝗼𝗻𝘀 𝗵𝗮𝗽𝗽𝗲𝗻𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘁𝗼𝗱𝗮𝘆 𝗧𝗵𝘂𝗿𝘀𝗱𝗮𝘆 𝟭𝟯 𝗔𝘂𝗴𝘂𝘀𝘁 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗼𝗻 𝗧𝘂𝗲𝘀𝗱𝗮𝘆 𝟭𝟴 𝗔𝘂𝗴𝘂𝘀𝘁 (𝗯𝗼𝘁𝗵 𝗳𝗿𝗼𝗺 𝟭.𝟯𝟬𝗽𝗺-𝟯𝗽𝗺 𝗔𝗘𝗦𝗧)

𝗖𝗹𝗶𝗰𝗸 𝗼𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝗹𝗶𝗻𝗸 𝘁𝗼 𝗿𝗲𝘀𝗲𝗿𝘃𝗲 𝗮 𝗙𝗥𝗘𝗘 𝘀𝗽𝗼𝘁: https://bit.ly/31FypKc

So far, consultations have been held with stakeholders in the ACT, New South Wales, the Northern Territory, Queensland, Tasmania, Victoria and Western Australia.

𝗪𝗲 𝘄𝗼𝘂𝗹𝗱 𝘀𝘁𝗶𝗹𝗹 𝗹𝗶𝗸𝗲 𝘁𝗼 𝗵𝗲𝗮𝗿 𝗳𝗿𝗼𝗺 𝗼𝗿𝗴𝗮𝗻𝗶𝘀𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝘀 𝘁𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗲𝗻𝗴𝗮𝗴𝗲 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝗔𝗯𝗼𝗿𝗶𝗴𝗶𝗻𝗮𝗹 𝗮𝗻𝗱/𝗼𝗿 𝗧𝗼𝗿𝗿𝗲𝘀 𝗦𝘁𝗿𝗮𝗶𝘁 𝗜𝘀𝗹𝗮𝗻𝗱𝗲𝗿 𝗰𝗵𝗶𝗹𝗱𝗿𝗲𝗻, 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗻𝗴 𝗽𝗲𝗼𝗽𝗹𝗲 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗶𝗿 𝗳𝗮𝗺𝗶𝗹𝗶𝗲𝘀 𝗶𝗻 𝗦𝗼𝘂𝘁𝗵 𝗔𝘂𝘀𝘁𝗿𝗮𝗹𝗶𝗮.

These South Australia sessions will take place on Tuesday 18 August and Wednesday 19 August (both from 10.30am-12pm AEST)

𝗖𝗹𝗶𝗰𝗸 𝗼𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝗹𝗶𝗻𝗸 𝘁𝗼 𝗿𝗲𝘀𝗲𝗿𝘃𝗲 𝗮 𝗙𝗥𝗘𝗘 𝘀𝗽𝗼𝘁: https://bit.ly/33UmNGf

Children's Day 2019

Here are some of the ways people promoted Children's Day in 2019.