Week 3 (and a bit) round up – Jawun

27 05 2013

Jawun – week three


It is hard to believe that we are already more than half way through the secondment.  Time seems to be flying by.

This week I would like to start by acknowledging Sorry Day, which is also, by coincidence, my wedding anniversary – 26 May. Sorry Day has been commemorated since 1998, a year after the release of a report titled ‘Bringing them home’, which addressed the systemic removal of Indigenous children from their parents. This government policy was a designed as a means to attempt to assimilate the younger generations into white society. This is my potted summary – there is a lot more information located in this article on the SBS website  – What is Sorry Day. This is an excerpt from the article:

The first Sorry Day was held in 1998, one year after the report ‘Bringing them Home’ was first tabled in parliament.

The report, which…

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