On Wednesday 13 February 2008, the Federal Australian government will begin the process of saying ‘sorry’ to our indigenous population.
Primarily for the forced removal of aboriginal children from their parents. These children were then put in orphanages or white foster families.
The individuals involved have come to be known as the ‘stolen generation.’
This Government is the first one to agree to say ‘sorry’ for the events of the past which have permanently scarred relations between indigenous and european/celtic Australians.
It is considered by many to be vital to the healing process for all Australians.
I for one think it’s great.