Commemorating the 13th Anniversary of the National Apology to the Stolen Generations

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VACCA, Link-Up Victoria, Connecting Home and City of Darebin invite you to join us for an online event to commemorate the 13th Anniversary of the National Apology to the Stolen Generations.

13 February, 2021 marks the 13th anniversary of the day the Australian Government said sorry in Parliament, acknowledging the pain and suffering caused to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people by the forced removal of their children from family, community, culture and country.

The Apology was a significant step towards healing from our country’s past and each year on 13 February we stand together as a nation to remember, honour and pay respects to the Stolen Generations Рto those who made it home, to those still searching and to those who never made it home and rest in the Dreaming.

Be a part of this important national day for all Australians by joining the event livestream via the VACCA Facebook page or website from 10.30am on 13 February, 2021.

The event will include a live cross to the Stolen Generations marker at Preston for a Traditional Owner Welcome to country and Smoking ceremony, followed by a Laying of the Wreath ceremony by Stolen Generations survivors.

Guests include Muriel Bamblett, CEO Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency (VACCA), Ian Hamm, Chair, Connecting Home, and City of Darebin Mayor Cr Lina Messina, and featuring music from Kutcha Edwards and Uncle Murray Harrison.

For event enquiries contact Bev Murray – Program Manager, Link-Up Victoria on 0402 095 567 or bevm@vacca.org