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Almost 90 local communities to mark 10th anniversary of the Apology

Date posted: 12 February 2018

From Kununurra to Mildura, Casuarina to Logan, the Mornington Peninsula to Cherbourg and Muswellbrook to Adelaide, communities around the country will come together this month to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the National Apology to the Stolen Generations on 13 February.

Schools, Aboriginal organisations, neighbourhood centres, councils, health and legal services and a healing centre are among those funded by the Healing Foundation this year to:

'Our Stolen Generations suffered enormously as a result of past government policies of forced child removal and assimilation,' Healing Foundation Chief Executive Officer, Richard Weston said.

'The Apology was incredibly significant because it acknowledged, for the first time, the pain and suffering inflicted on Stolen Generations members, their families and communities.'

'It is important that we commemorate this significant anniversary as a nation and focus on what still needs to be done to address the impacts of unresolved trauma caused by the Stolen Generations policies,' Mr Weston said.

The community events include:

For information about the different community events taking place around the country, including flyers and posters please follow the links below.

Source: Healing Foundation


Last updated: 12 February 2018
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