5 years since the Apology

On this day 5 years ago, then Prime Minister Kevin Rudd made an apology to the Stolen Generations.  This post is to mark the anniversary of that apology and contains links to commentary about the Apology, the Anniversary and things relevant to or written by Indigenous Australians.

Indigenous Australians still not recognised in the Constitution, but perhaps a step closer.

Kevin Rudd calls for more investment in education for Indigenous children.

Follow @healingourway on Twitter and the #5yearson. Also follow @IndigenousX – a different person each week sharing their thoughts and experiences on being Indigenous in Australia today.  I find this a great way of learning more about issues affecting Indigenous Australians (as a non-Indigenous Australian).

Australian author (among many other amazing things she does) Anita Heiss’ blog post from 2008. You can follow Anita on Twitter on @AnitaHeiss.

If you are able to, you can support the Indigenous Literacy Foundation here.

Sold out event at the National Press Club today.

Nice to see bipartisan applause in #HoR after unanimous vote in support of the ‘Act of Recognition’ bill re indigenous Australians#auspol

 

Feel free to add more links in comments.



Categories: Culture, history, indigenous, law & order, social justice

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4 replies

  1. I was thrilled to hear that piece of news yesterday! Definitely a step in the right direction. Now to just follow it up with some decent policy that isn’t paternalistic… Like we said five years ago.

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