National Apology Anniversary (AU)

National Apology Anniversary (AU)

Each year on February 13th, Australia observes the National Apology Anniversary. A date of remembrance and remorse, it acknowledges the Stolen Generations of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who endured trauma caused by historical government policies which mandated the forced removal of children, and the assimilation into the white majority society. These policies caused profound suffering among the Indigenous communities, the effects of which are still felt today.


For decades, many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have harboured painful stories in secrecy, yet their resilience has sparked a nationwide willingness to engage in the healing process. In the years since Prime Minister Rudd delivered the National Apology in parliament 2008, this anniversary continues to serve as a reminder of the injustices faced by the Stolen Generations. It stands as a collective commitment to acknowledge past wrongs and work towards a more inclusive future.


Relevant Hashtags: #NationalApologyDay


Learn More: www.healingfoundation.org.au/apology-2

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