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The recent launch of the Torres Strait and Kaurareg Aboriginal Peoples rsquo; Healing strategy is seen as a vital step towards addressing the colonisation-related trauma affecting Torres Strait communities.
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On the ninth anniversary of the Apology to the Stolen Generations, the Healing Foundation is calling for urgent action to address the widespread crisis in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.