Hello friends, Hope you are well!
I have had a busy week (and in high temperatures, blegh!), but wanted to send you these snippets:
A link to Kevin Rudd’s sorry speech (text). (Mentioned here a week or 2 ago).
Also, from local school newsletter, the State Education Department sorry message:
“We, as South Australian educators, formally acknowledge and apologise for the role that we and our system played in teaching destructive and false information about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People, and for ignoring the true history of this land and its Indigenous people.
We also formally acknowledge and apologise for the role that we played in contributing to a social climate that condoned the removal of you precious children, and we say sorry to those children who were stolen.
We commit ourselves to working towards Reconciliation and building better relationships so that we can constitute a united Australia, respecting the land, and valuing the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Heritage and Culture so that we may provide justice and equity for all.”
Necessary and sobering. Hope we can do better.