12 August 2022

On Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day, Life Without Barriers' teams attended events held across Australia to celebrate and show their support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children.

A man wearing a cloak stands before a group of people in a decorated room with food on the table in the foreground.

Life Without Barriers is proud to have sponsored and supported Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day events across the country. We feel privileged to have the opportunity to celebrate, learn and reflect on the strength and culture of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children at the events below.

Whadjuk Land

Life Without Barriers Perth staff, Carers and the children they support came together to reflect on the strength and resilience of Aboriginal children and families.

The day was celebrated with a morning tea of traditional cultural foods followed by face painting, rock painting and storytelling.

A woman in an orange dress is sitting at a table painting rocks.

“Our staff, carers and children valued the opportunity to come together to commemorate National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day and to reflect on the strength and resilience of Aboriginal children and families." Said Helen Nys, Director of Children Youth and Families.

"We enjoyed morning tea, cultural foods, artwork and stories. It was great to see and hear our Carers’ commitment to learning about Aboriginal culture and supporting the children in their care to connect to their family, culture and community.”

A group of people sit in a decorated room around tables listening to a man tell a story.

Yuggera Land

Life Without Barriers' Ipswich and Brisbane teams came together with our Jarjums (young people) to celebrate the day.

A group of adults and children sit in a circle around Uncle Sam who is playing the didgeridoo.

During the event, attendees created stories using Aboriginal symbols, enjoyed an interactive activity with Uncle Sam, and had a bush tucker talk and a tasting from Idell Wadley and Mark from Spirit of the Valley Events Inc.

“Our staff really enjoyed this fantastic experience learning more about Aboriginal culture alongside the children we support. It was a real privilege to spend the afternoon hearing stories, learning about the art, and enjoying some bush tucker tasting,” said Benjamin Strathie, Acting Operations Manager Ipswich, Child Youth and Family.

Close up of Uncle Sam holding a didgeridoo.

Larrakia Land

Life Without Barriers partnered with local community organisations, including Larrakia Nation, Aboriginal Peak Organisations Northern Territory, Nicole Brown, and local member Ngaree Ah Kit to celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day on Sunday 7 August at Leanyer Recreation Park.

Over 300 people joined the celebrations, enjoying the Elders reading time, some friendly competition in the sports activities, delicious food and a performance from local rapper Yung Milla, a proud member of the Mak Mak Marranungu people.

One man in a red singlet stands with his arm around another man in a black polo.

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