Help celebrate the 25th anniversary of National Aboriginal and Islander Children's Day
This year marks the 25th anniversary of National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day (NAICD).
NAICD is held on 4 August each year to celebrate the importance and value of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children within family and community.
This year’s theme is Our Children, Our Culture, Our Way. The Secretariat of National Aboriginal and Islander Child Care (SNAICC) will hold the national launch of children’s day in Melbourne on 3 August, with local events planned in communities and organisations across the nation.
The event is getting bigger every year — in 2011 SNAICC distributed over 1200 National Aboriginal and Islander Children’s Day kits and other resources to help local communities and organisations celebrate the day.
In 2012, a range of materials for National Aboriginal and Islander Children’s day are available, including an activity book, poster, balloons, stickers and adhesive tattoos — all packed in a bright yellow book bag. There is a bag especially for children and another for grown-ups.
To mark the special 25th anniversary, The Secretariat of National Aboriginal and Islander Childcare (SNAICC) will also publish a coffee table book featuring a collection of beautiful photos sent in from across Australia.