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Working for a better future and outcomes for our children

National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children's Day for 2018 is SNAICC – Celebrating Our Children for 30 Years

Dear SNAICC members and supporters,

SNAICC is delighted to announce the theme for National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children's Day for 2018 is SNAICC – Celebrating Our Children for 30 Years.

Our children are the youngest people from the longest living culture in the world, with rich traditions, lore and customs that have been passed down from generation to generation. Our children are growing up strong with connection to family, community and country. Our children are the centre of our families and the heart of our communities. They are our future and the carriers of our story.

This year, we invite communities to take a walk down memory lane, as we revisit some of the highlights of the last 30 years. We look back on the empowering protest movements instigated by community that had led to the establishment of the first Children’s Day on 4 August 1988. We look back at all of the amazing moments we’ve shared with our children over the years, and how we’re watching them grow into leaders. We look back to see what we’ve achieved and decide where we want to go from here to create a better future for our children. If you have celebrated Children’s Day at any time during the past 30 years, we would love to hear from you.

Please keep an eye out for the latest Children’s Day news on our website. There you can download your Celebration Kit 2018, order your FREE Children’s Day poster, buy your Children’s Day 2018 resource bags and register your event www.aboriginalchildrensday.com.au.

Maylene Slater-Burns
Children's Day Coordinator
maylene.slater-burns@snaicc.org.au

  • Child Protection Environment

    53.7%

    of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children were placed with a kinship or Indigenous carer.
  • Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Child Protection Peak

    69,200

    There are 69,200 Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander children / young people in Queensland.