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Marking the ten year anniversary of the Apology to the Stolen Generations

Date posted: 12 February 2018

Tuesday 13 February 2018 marks the 10 year anniversary of the Apology to Australia's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people by former Prime Minister, Kevin Rudd, apologising for past laws, policies and practices that have impacted on Australia's First Nations Peoples, particularly members of the Stolen Generation.

This year there is a focus on the impact of intergenerational trauma resulting from Stolen Generations policies, and what needs to be done to address this trauma. As well as focusing on the work that still needs to be done, the 10th anniversary is a time to keep building awareness about the Stolen Generations period. Acknowledgement and truth telling is an important part of the ongoing healing journey.

There are a number of events happening across Australia to commemorate the Apology, including an event hosted by the Healing Foundation, Heal Our Past Build Our Future. The Healing Foundation has also produced a number of informational items as part of the event, which can be accessed here.

Source: Healing Foundation


Last updated: 12 February 2018
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