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2)Write 1/2 page on one of the following historical events:ColonisationMaboStolen GenerationsSorry DayNational ApologySorry DayThe first National Sorry Day was held on May 26, 1998, which was one year after the tabling of areport about the removal of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children from their families. Thereport, known as Bringing Them Home, acknowledged that Indigenous children were forciblyseparated from their families and communities since the early days of European occupation inAustralia. Governments and missionaries were responsible for this forced separation.Systematic removal practices were implemented through various assimilation and “protection” policies by the late 19th century. Many Indigenous children were forcibly taken away from their families in the name of assimilation during the 1950s and 1960s. These children are known as the “Stolen Generations”. They were brought up in institutions or fostered to non-Indigenous families. This removal was official government policy in Australia until 1969.By the 1980s, by welfare and community groups spoke out that governments' social welfare practices were discriminatory against Indigenous people. This forced a reappraisal of removal and placement practice during the 1980s. In 1980 the family tracing and reunion agency Link-Up (NSW) Aboriginal Corporation was established. Similar services now exist throughout Australia.Page 7 of 10CHCECE001 Develop cultural competencyCHCDIV001 Work with diverse people CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/pr Torres Strait Islander cultural safety, V7 January 2016
Australia’s Prime Minister Kevin Rudd tabled a motion in parliament on February 13, 2008, apologizing to Australia’s Indigenous people, particularly the Stolen Generations and their families and communities, for the laws and policies that inflicted profound grief, suffering and loss. The apology included a proposal for a policy commission to close the gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians in matters such as life expectancy, educational achievement, and economic opportunity. This event is seen by many as a step forward in reconciliation.3)Pick 1 current issue of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander communities such associal, political or economic and write one paragraph in your own words describing theissue and the impact this has had on the community.Family violence in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities occurs in anhistorical context of colonisation; dispossession, loss of culture resulting in thebreakdown of kinship systems and of traditional law, racism, and government policies offorced removal of children from families (the ‘Stolen Generation’). Related to all of this isthe enormous socioeconomic disadvantage that many Aboriginal and Torres StraitIslander people live with.