National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day

July 1, 2024
National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day falls on a Sunday (Sunday 4th August) so day cares, early childhood centres and schools are encouraged to celebrate this Friday August 2nd. Now would be a great time to think how you will share and celebrate First Nations children in your home and workplace.
The theme this year is “Strong in Culture, Stronger Together” which focuses on the strength of First Nations children that comes from their connection to culture and mob.
This year, we celebrate with children about their culture, stories, kin and community. We share and discuss pride, diversity, resilience and the bright leaders of the future.
Ideas for celebrating as per the SNAICC website:
♥ organise an open day or morning tea at work for First Nations people to bring their children
♥ hold a family fun day for foster and kinship carers and their children in out-of-home care
organise a children’s picnic or activities in a local park
♥ bring Elders, families and their children together in your service or school for storytelling and cultural activities
♥ cultural dancing and performances
♥ games and activities and arts and crafts sessions
♥ have a flag-raising ceremony with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander flags
♥ hold a fete or fundraising activity for children in your community
♥ organise sporting events or competitions for children and young people
♥ invite local leaders, politicians and Elders to spend some time at your service or school on Children’s Day
♥ read books about the strength and resilience of First Nations children, about culture, about community and family.
How will you be celebrating or commemorating? What books will you be reading to celebrate the day?  Share your ideas over on our social media accounts so everyone can benefit from your ideas:
National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children's Day

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