Our Kids Belong with Family Tee
Our Kids Belong with Family Tee
Our Kids Belong with Family Tee
Our Kids Belong with Family Tee
Our Kids Belong with Family Tee
Our Kids Belong with Family Tee

Our Kids Belong with Family Tee

Regular price $37.00 Sale price$19.00
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 #OurKidsBelongWithFamily is a global campaign that aims to raise awareness about the rights of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children. The campaign speaks to the importance of keeping kids close to culture, Community and with family- not in the welfare system. 

Indigenous kids are 9.7 times more likely to be removed from their families than non-indigenous children, according to SNAICC. 

This campaign is led by Yolngu woman, Rarriwuy Hick, after experiencing first hand the traumatic separation from her young nephews.  

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#OurKidsBelongWithFamily campaign aims to ensure government protocols for keeping Indigenous kids with family are adhered to. Indigenous kids are 9.7 times more likely to be removed from their families than non-indigenous children, according to SNAICC

"From the years of research that came out of our own family's experience, it was clear that welfare bodies nationally have not been following their own Indigenous centred guidelines and protocols. Today, Indigenous children continue to be forcibly removed without immediate or extended families as an option to be kinship carers." 

- Rarriwuy Hick

Designed to be worn all year round, however, we encourage you to wear it and make noise on:

Apology Day (13 Feb)- The anniversary of then Prime Minister, Kevin Rudd, delivering the National Apology to Australia’s Indigenous Peoples, especially the Stolen Generations, on the 13th of February 2008. The Apology is now considered a defining moment in Australian history.

Sorry Day (26 May)- The anniversary of Bringing them Home: the Report of the National Inquiry into the Separation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children from Their Families being tabled in parliament on the 26th of May 1997.

(Source: aph.gov.au)


Check out the Our Kids Belong with Family Instagram to learn more and to donate directly to the cause.

Rarriwuy (rah-ree) Hick is a Yolngu woman who was raised in both Sydney and on Country in Arnhem Land. She has a made a name for herself in the arts industry where she acts, dances and performs in theatre; appearing in Redfern Now, Wentworth, Black Comedy, among other shows.

Rarriwuy began #OurKidsBelongWithFamily campaign in 2018 when her family experienced the traumatic removal of their nephews.

This product is Ally Friendly.

Ally friendly merch is for everyone.

When we see non-Indigenous people wearing our designs, we feel proud that they are repping our merch and culture.

When we see Aboriginal designs in the world, it means Indigenous people are not invisible in the landscape.

But, purchasing from Aboriginal brands, businesses and wearing Indigenous designs alone is surface-level allyship. There needs to be more commitment than just buying from Aboriginal brands and businesses.

Wearing Aboriginal design is not dismantling a system that oppresses Indigenous people. Allies need to do more and learn more. Wearing our tees is a great starting point. We have equipped you with our merch and some of the educational content to go with them. We want you to go out in the world, have these important conversations and find ways to do more and support more.

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- Gender inclusive AS Colour tee.
- 100% cotton and screen printed on Wurundjeri Country.

  • This tee is a straight fit. Refer to size chart above for measurements.
  • Gender-inclusive. 
  • Sizes from XS-5XL.

Machine wash. Do not bleach. Hang in shade.

Our goal is for you to love what you have purchased and we are stoked to offer free returns on full priced items!

All you need to do to start a return or exchange is head to our Returns Portal.

Some exclusions apply, see our full Returns and Exchanges policy for all the deets.

our kids belong with family

Led by Rarriwuy Hick

Clothing The Gaps has proudly supported #OurKidsBelongWithFamily since 2021 and are donating 100% of profits from the tees.

Explore the Our Kids Belong With Family Instagram to learn more and to donate directly to the cause.