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, the theme for this year’s Children’s Day is: ‘Proud in culture, strong in spirit’. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families and communities have provided … Read More

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

Social media posts

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“Today, we honour the formidable strengths of our communities, and our centuries-long fight to have our stories and history recognised” said SNAICC CEO Catherine Liddle.

https://t.co/tqZiud2S50
#SurvivalDay #InvasionDay #alwayswasalwayswillbe #aboriginal
“In reaching this agreement to resolve the copyright issues, all Australians can freely display and use the flag to celebrate Indigenous culture,” Ken Wyatt, the federal minister for Indigenous Australians, said.

https://t.co/VYUGKLfbww

#aboriginal #Freetheflag https://t.co/jTbL3YiPma
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“Australia is more comfortable looking at the unjust parts of our history today than we have ever been. In 2022, if we were choosing a day to unify us as a country, would we choose January 26? I don’t think we would.” - Hon Linda Burley MP

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21,523 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children were in out-of-home care at 30 June 2020.

Every year, we report that more of our children are permanently disconnected from their family and culture.

To read our #FamilyMattersReport2021, visit https://t.co/UjqcQamwvm https://t.co/Zge2cToMUq
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We're #hiring!

Our policy and research team are looking for an exception and experienced Principal Social Policy and Research Officer.

For the job description and to apply, visit: https://t.co/I7a6KlNorV

#policy #research #jobs #indigenousjobs https://t.co/j6DwzEGWfW
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We're #hiring!

Our social policy and research team are looking for a talented and experienced Senior Policy & Research Officer.

For the job description and to apply, visit: https://t.co/xlRRwp51m2

#policy #research #jobs #indigenousjobs https://t.co/THH6oLsu2K
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TOMORROW!! Join us for the 9th National SNAICC Conference to share and celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, strengths and successes in child and family services.
Register here: https://snaicc.org.au/conference/

#SNAICC2021
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Lowitja Institute today pays tribute to internationally respected Aboriginal health leader Pat Anderson, who was instrumental in the organisation’s establishment and its development as Australia’s renowned national Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community controlled health research institute.

https://www.lowitja.org.au/page/news-and-events/media/media-release/pat-anderson-ao-steps-down-as-lowitja-institute-chair-after-nearly-20-years
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Children's Day 2020

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