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Merinda Dryden, a young Yorta Yorta, Dja Dja Warrung woman has bravely shared her experience of growing up under the care of the ‘Department’ since age three.

Merinda is not alone in the challenges and struggles she has had to face. There are currently more than 15 000 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children who are in ‘out of home care’ in Australia.

For our children many wounds may not be healed. However, in the face of adversity, we know that connection to our Culture provides strength, hope and belonging.

Please share this story, donate to Cultural programs and unite with us this August 4 for National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day.