Apology Anniversary - Heal Our Past Build Our Future

Event Details

  • The Heal Our Past Build Our Future event marks the anniversary of the Apology to Australia's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the House of Representatives on 13 February 2008 by former Prime Minister, Kevin Rudd, apologising for past laws, policies and practices that have impacted on Australia's First Nations Peoples, particularly members of the Stolen Generations.

    The term 'Stolen Generations' refers to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians who were forcibly removed, as children, from their families and communities and placed into institutional care or with non_indigenous foster families.

    Many of these removals occurred as the result of official laws and policies aimed at assimilating the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population into the wider community. The authorities involved were from government, welfare or church organisations.

    To view The Apology factsheet click below:

    This event is alcohol free and will feature artists, Archie Roach, Shellie Morris, The Preatures, Busby Marou and Electric Fields.

    Where: Federation Mall, Canberra (the lawns in front of Parliament House)
    When: Tuesday 13 February 2018
    Time: 6pm to 10pm
    Cost: Free to attend

    This event is hosted by the Healing Foundation.

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    6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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    Federation Mall, Capital Hill, Canberra Map
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