When did assimilation policy start?
What caused the Stolen Generation?
What happened and why? The forcible removal of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children from their families was part of the policy of Assimilation, which was based on the misguided assumption that the lives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people would be improved if they became part of white society.
When did the stolen generation end?
Who wrote the Bringing Them Home report?
Sir William Deane
What was in the Bringing Them Home report?
On 26 May 1997 the report of the National Inquiry into the Separation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children from Their Families, entitled Bringing Them Home, was tabled in Parliament. A key recommendation in the report was that reparation be made to Indigenous people affected by policies of forced removal.
What was the impact of the Bringing Them Home report?
The Bringing Them Home report created some positive change: it provided the opportunity for Stolen Generations members to put their stories on the public record; it led to the Apology; it foreshadowed a greater focus on social and emotional wellbeing in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities; and it led to …
Where did the Bringing Them Home report happen?
On 26 May 1997 the landmark Bringing Them Home report was tabled in Federal Parliament.
How were the stolen generation abused?
Abuse in institutions and missions Children, even very young ones, were stripped of their names and only called by a number. Boys were flogged for wetting their bed or chained to a tree all alone overnight. The children were told that they weren’t Aboriginal, that their mothers didn’t want them or were dead.
What does the healing foundation do?
The Healing Foundation is a national Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisation that partners with communities to address the ongoing trauma caused by actions like the forced removal of children from their families. Our work helps people create a different future.
When was the healing foundation established?
30 October 2009
How do we show respect to Aboriginal culture?
How can I show my respect?
- Learn about Aboriginal culture, for example by reading texts written by Aboriginal authors.
- Resist the urge to propose solutions for Aboriginal issues, but rather listen deeply.
- Ask questions during workshops or cultural events you visit.
- Avoid stereotypes.
- Consult, consult, consult.