My Dreaming, My Future - National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children's Day

My Dreaming, My Future – National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day

by Freya Lucas

June 17, 2022

National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day (Children’s Day) will be held August 4 2022, offering early childhood education and care (ECEC) services the opportunity to recognise and celebrate First Nations children. 

 

Since 1988, 4 August was chosen to communally celebrate the birthdays of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people taken from their families at a young age – the Stolen Generations. 

 

Children’s Day is a chance for all Australians to celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander stories, language and the rich cultures of all First Nations Australians. To celebrate Children’s Day, events and celebrations take place across the country from 4 August in early years services, schools, communities, as well as online and at home. 

 

For Children’s Day in 2022, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children are being asked to reflect on what Dreaming means to them, so that others may learn how they interpret this in their lives and identity, and hear what their aspirations are for the future. 

 

Children’s Day bags and posters are on sale through SNAICC – National Voice for Our Children. The contents of the bags are as follows: 

 

  • Drawstring backsack 
  • Children’s Day 2022 activity sheets – including activities from Big J and Lil Cuz and Tangentyere Council’s Girls Can Boys Can project 
  • Animal cut outs – to colour-in  
  • Crayons 
  • Tudei en longtaim book, donated by ILF 
  • Feelings cards poster 
  • Big J and Lil Cuz sticker 
  • Temporary tattoo

 

The 2022 poster image was captured by Marley Morgan from Barefoot Wandering Photography. Services with questions about the bags or posters should email [email protected] for more information, or visit the Children’s Day website

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