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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Wurundjeri woman @SueAnneHunter2 speaks out in Naarm, joining protestors across the nation to #StopAboriginalDeathsinCustody - after 30 years it is time for systemic reform https://t.co/IaVvAgaSyK
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Phil Evans @philbyevans
Sue-Anne Hunter, Wurundjeri woman, calls on non-First Nation people to stand and fight with us. After this rally ends this issue goes on. #RCIADIC30years #StopAboriginalDeathsinCustody https://t.co/mUNkmGigau

SNAICC’s Knowledge Circle in Victoria to inform Australia’s next child protection plan. Find out more at https://t.co/2swjf980NY https://t.co/ClPs4JM5vJ
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Sue-Anne @SueAnneHunter2
Part of a knowledge circle with these knowledge holders @banoky @JacyntaKrakouer @nikaylab https://t.co/HbGUeIsyBr

Register now https://t.co/MmbOsR7uos
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NATSILS @NATSILS_
At least 470 of our people lost since #RCIADIC 30 years ago. These are our Elders, mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers and children.

Register now: https://t.co/LuLvKTynjh

#JusticeForFella @latoya_aroha
#JusticeforTanyaDay @LouiseApryl
#JusticeforNathanReynolds #JusticeforGJRoe https://t.co/udqf4CrIeo

SNAICC CEO @CatherineLiddl4 appeared on Friday's @ABCthedrum panel to discuss Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander deaths in custody, the culture in Parliament, rental stress, and endometriosis.

https://t.co/1vpuTSuuo9 https://t.co/IyJ3qgyHR2
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It is time for change - for our kids, for our mobs #BlackLivesMatter #ClosingTheGap https://t.co/fqjhspXsFz

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Happy #WorldHealthDay 🩺 This World Health Day, World Health Organization (WHO) is calling for action to eliminate health inequities, as part of a year-long global campaign to bring people together to build a fairer, healthier world, including the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Health inequities are preventable with strategies that place greater attention to improving health equity, especially for the most vulnerable and marginalised groups. Let's help #CloseTheGap.

Artwork "Pamapardu Jukurrpa (Flying Ant Dreaming)" by Marlette Napurrurla Ross
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SNAICC CEO Catherine Liddle appeared on Friday's ABC The Drum panel to discuss Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander deaths in custody, the culture in Parliament, rental stress, and endometriosis.

In response to the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody 30 years ago and the recent four deaths in custody, Catherine said, "One of the most fundamental and foundational reports was not taken seriously ... those people were real people, they were real lives, there's something fundamentally wrong."

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-03-26/the-drum-friday-march-26/13277814

Children's Day 2020

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