National Aboriginal and Islander Children's
Day - 4 August
National Aboriginal and
Islander Children’s Day Events 2007
Below is a sample of the
breadth of events being held across Australia to celebrate National
Aboriginal and Islander Children’s Day.
Please note that because
4 August falls on a Saturday this year, many services are holding
their events on the Friday (3 August) while one or two are holding
events after the weekend.
Information of events
is updated regularly as new details becomes available, so please
keep checking back.
New South Wales
Aboriginal Infants and
Mothers Health Service (Narrandera District Hospital)
Kids day out at local
park, with Aboriginal groups helping to facilitate activities, which
will include face painting, hand painting on calico, making nature
bracelets, didgeridoo activities, family photos, Wiradjuri singing,
races facilitated by the men’s group, baby farm animals and
a ‘Healthy Eating’ bbq.
Eurobodalla Family Support
Holding a Day of Celebration
at Wallaga Koori Village on 7 August.
Waratah West Public School
Teaching staff will compliment
their in-class Aboriginal Education programme with an art-craft-cultural
activity. Then all classes will participate in traditional Indigenous
To be announced
Undoonoo Child Care
A march along Main Street
celebrating NAICD, and inviting children and parents for Family
Portraits Day; family barbecue with bush tucker, and cultural activities
at Kangaroo Stadium, including a traditional dance corroboree.
Aboriginal Family Support
Young People’s Disco – Friday afternoon and evening
at the Cooinda Club, Port Augusta.
The Early Years Parenting
A bbq and family fun
day for families with children 0–5 years, including face painting,
games, balloons, ‘Sea of Hands’ event on their front
garden, and painting a community ‘Hands Mural’. This
will involve other local organisations involved in the early childhood
sector. They are expecting up 50 to 100 families, with about 150
to 200 children, to attend.
Kura Yerlo Children’s
Aboriginal dance, dot
painting Aboriginal symbols, Patti Time singing, finger painting
with Aboriginal colours, and showing the SNAICC Resource Service’s
The Dreamtime, DVD of animated stories.
Inviting families and
the community to celebrate children with cultural activities, entertainment
and a lunch.
Child Care Association
including collages and painting, and showbags with NAICD goodies
provided by Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre. Open day for parents at
the centre, with lunch featuring traditional Aboriginal food, and
multicultural activities with other community groups.
Holding a display on
National Aboriginal and Islander Children’s Day in their foyer.
Mullum Mullum Indigenous Gathering Place
Children’s Day Celebration
at FW Kerr Kindergarten in Ferntree Gully, with a sausage sizzle,
Indigenous dancers, show bags, storytelling, face painting and a
dance party with DJs.
Child Care Agency (VACCA)
A range of children's
activities will be held at the Aborigines Advancement League, Thornbury,
including art and craft, Koori dancing, a jumping castle, face painting,
basketball and football clinics, and Karaoke and Dancing, and Kevin
the Koori Koala.
Yappera Children’s Service Cooperative
A children’s outing
to Bundoora Park, including activities with the farm animals, games,
rides and a family barbecue.
Rose Nowers Child Care
activities at the Centre, morning tea with fruit platters, lunch,
hosting an Elder to read a story to the children, face painting,
obstacle course, sandpit play, and providing Children’s Day
information for families.
2007 Poster and other
This year, SNAICC has
used positive images of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children
for our annual NAICD poster and leaflet. They show our children
proud, happy and confident about who they are – children from
the oldest living cultures on earth. Find out more about the poster
and this year's theme here.
Children's Day in previous
You can find out what
organisations did for Children's Day last year (2006) on the 2006
Children's Day Events page.
NAICD 2002 onwards
to Children's Day main page