National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children's Day

4 August 2022

'My Dreaming, My Future'

Children's Day 2022 theme

'My Dreaming, My Future' 

“Every child is born into a story. That story comes from their family's history and ancestral connections. The Dreaming. That child must then shape that story into their own. Through created opportunities, whilst finding their place within family, community, and in society. Their Future.” SNAICC staff member

“My dreaming, my future is circular and endless, interconnected in the hearts and souls of my ancestors. My story and songlines are me, it is ancestors, my country and all that I belong to, and the future of my children and their children until eternity.” SNAICC staff member 

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children are born into stories of their family, culture, and Country. They carry with them the songlines of their ancestors and culture, passed down by generations. Their Dreaming is part of our history, while their futures are their own to shape.  

This Children’s Day, we are asking our children what Dreaming means to them, learning how they interpret this in their lives and identity, and hearing what their aspirations are for the future. 


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Children’s Day is led by SNAICC – National Voice for our Children. SNAICC is the national non-government peak body for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children. We work for the fulfilment of the rights of our children to ensure their safety, development and wellbeing.

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