NAIDOC Week is a time to celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history, culture and achievements and is an opportunity to recognise the contributions that Indigenous Australians make to our country and our society.
With approximately 35% of children and young people in out-of-home care nationally identifying as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander it is crucial for CREATE to engage, consult and advocate for and with Indigenous children with a care experience across Australia.
As part of NAIDOC Week, we launch our new video showcasing the voices of some of our Indigenous Young Consultants and CREATE Mates, sharing their experiences with CREATE’s many programs and services.
At CREATE, we believe in the importance and power of the voices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and young people with a care experience, their families and their communities. Through our programs like Speak UP, CREATE Your Future and Youth Advisory Groups, we give Indigenous young people a chance to have a voice within the care system and child protection systems across Australia.