Children’s Day celebrates ‘My Dreaming, My Future’
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.
Children’s Day is the initiative of the Secretariat of National Aboriginal and Islander Child Care (SNAICC) – the national voice for Aboriginal children and young people.
Children’s Day celebrates First Nations children, helps them feel special and included and encourages parents and carers to raise them with pride and confidence.
The theme of Children’s Day 2022 is ‘My Dreaming, My Future’.
This Children’s Day, we are encouraged to ask children what Dreaming means to them, learn how they interpret this in their lives and identity, and hear what their aspirations are for the future.
SNAICC has provided this activity sheet for families to enjoy together. Find it here
According to the SNAICC website, “Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children are born into stories of their family, culture, and Country”.
“They carry with them the songlines of their ancestors and culture, passed down by generations.
“Their Dreaming is part of our history, while their futures are their own to shape.”
Lutheran Care is committed to keeping children safe and connected to culture, and wishes everyone a fun and enriching Children’s Day 2022.
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