26 September 2023

3-year old Nunga Oog now on the market

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The Office of the Guardian for Children and Young People has released a safety symbol for Aboriginal children and young people in care, known by the name Nunga Oog.

According to the Office, the Nunga Oog project started in 2020 for Aboriginal children and young people who represented more than one-third of South Australia’s care system.

The Office said more than 50 children, young people and adults attended Tulya Wardli, where the Nunga Oog plush toy and costume were unveiled to a roar and cheer as well as and delighted applause.

“We wanted a symbol that speaks about their own journey and experiences and represents their own imagery and aesthetics,’ the Office said.

“Surrounded by many of the children and young people from across the State who helped to design Nunga Oog along with some of the artists, we celebrated three years of work to create a symbol that would let Aboriginal children and young people know we are there for them and that they have the right to connect to their culture, wherever they are and whoever they live with,” it said.

“So now, each time they see Nunga Oog or hug their very own plush toy, we hope they will be reminded of their connection to culture and that they should feel proud and strong for who they are.’

More information about Nunga Oog can be found at the Office of the Guardian for Children and Young People which can be accessed at this PS News link.

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