10 Year Anniversary of the National Apology

This year marks the 10th Anniversary of the National Apology to the Stolen Generation and Indigenous people of Australia by Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, acknowledging the past laws, policies and practices that have inflicted profound grief, loss and suffering on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Between 1910 and 1970’s many Aboriginal Children were forcibly removed from their families, communities and their culture due to government policies and legislation. These policies ripped apart many Aboriginal families, known as the Stolen Generation, resulting in damaging consequences for Aboriginal communities such as;

  • increased rates of suicide
  • chronic illness, alcoholism,
  • drug use and
  • loss of culture, including the loss of many languages.

Nepean Community & Neighbourhood Services will be holding an event at our Koolyangarra Aboriginal Family Centre, inviting community and local services to join us to reflect on the significance of the National Apology.

Our aim is to get together to support the healing of fellow Aboriginal people who are suffering the lasting effect of the Stolen Generation, by recognising the trauma, grief and loss that Aboriginal communities endured many years ago and are still experiencing today.

Read the event wrap up here. 

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