NAIDOC Week an opportunity for parents to work with children to grow culture
NAIDOC Week – celebrated annually from 3 to 10 July – is the perfect time for children and young people to learn more about First Nations Peoples’ histories, language, and culture and how they can be a champion for change, Triple P – Positive Parenting Program has said.
Triple P is encouraging all families to acknowledge the incredible history, achievements, and culture of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples and embrace this year’s theme: ‘Get up! Stand up! Show up!’
Michell Forster, an Indigenous Implementation Consultant for the group, said that parents and carer, as their child’s first teachers, have the ability to help children and young people engage in reconciliation and gain a better understanding of the oldest, continuous living cultures in the world.
“As children’s best role models, parents and carers can demonstrate how to get up and show up for change by using easy, simple strategies that the Triple P program promotes – lead by your positive actions and words,” she added.
During NAIDOC Week children may have questions, and it’s a good opportunity to spend some quality time speaking with them about the significance of the week and the important role it plays for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People.
“Ask children what they already know and share stories or songs that give a deeper understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history and culture,” she advised.
“Use this time to come together as a family and attend one of the many family-friendly NAIDOC events and activities in your community or check out the NAIDOC website for more resources.“
Learn more about Triple P at www.triplep-parenting.net.au
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