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NewsNational Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day 4 August 2021

National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day 4 August 2021

The 4 August, was historically used to communally celebrate birthdays of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander children taken from families

National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day 4 August 2021
4 August is a day that is celebrated throughout Australia as National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day. The date, 4 August, was historically used to communally celebrate the birthdays of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children who were taken from their families at a young age, without knowing their birthday – the Stolen Generations.

Key Assets supports and cares for a number of children and young people who have Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander heritage and, like you, we are totally committed to these children and young people being connected to Country.

The Secretariat of National Aboriginal and Islander Child Care (SNAICC) is the national peak body representing the interests of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and families. Their website www.aboriginalchildrensday.com.au … has lots of suggestions for activities, videos and images for how to celebrate Children’s Day.

One activity they have suggested is, ‘What does spirit mean to me?’ Drawing exercise download an activity sheet for children to draw on with their ideas of what ‘culture’ means to them. You can watch children’s day 2021 videos
Some other suggestions for how to celebrate National Children’s Day……

  • Go for a bushwalk… find some sticks that would work a ‘clap sticks’; notice the different leaves, their smell; listen for the birds’ songs…
  • Set up Camp in the back yard… gaze up at the night sky…feel country
  • Do a mural with ‘prints’

Key Assets respectfully acknowledges the traditional custodians of this land

Key Assets is a non-government, not for profit children, non-religious, children, family and community services agency. Our purpose is to achieve positive and lasting outcomes for children, families, and communities.

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