16
Feb
08

Text of the Australian Government’s Apology to Aboriginals

This is the main text of the motion presented to the Australian Parliament:

“Today we honor the indigenous peoples of this land, the oldest continuing cultures in human history.

“We reflect on their past mistreatment.

“We reflect in particular on the mistreatment of those who were Stolen Generations — this blemished chapter in our nation’s history.

“The time has now come for the nation to turn a new page in Australia’s history by righting the wrongs of the past and so moving forward with confidence to the future.

“We apologize for the laws and policies of successive Parliaments and governments that have inflicted profound grief, suffering and loss on these our fellow Australians.

“We apologize especially for the removal of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children from their families, their communities and their country.

“For the pain, suffering and hurt of these Stolen Generations, their descendants and for their families left behind, we say sorry.

“To the mothers and the fathers, the brothers and the sisters, for the breaking up of families and communities, we say sorry.

“And for the indignity and degradation thus inflicted on a proud people and a proud culture, we say sorry.

“We the Parliament of Australia respectfully request that this apology be received in the spirit in which it is offered as part of the healing of the nation.”

▲▼▲▼▲▼▲▼
Advertisements


1D4TW

EVERY DAY FUH T'IEF,
ONE DAY FUH WATCHMAN

feed de devil



FOLLOW ME ON

FOLLOW ME ON

FOLLOW ME ON

kalinda

February 2008
M T W T F S S
« Jan   Apr »
 123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
2526272829  

ENEMY

de ark-hive

STATE

JUMBIE ON THE WALL

GOOD PEOPLE

FIST

EYE

allyuh can borrow but yuh cyar steal or sell de t’ing

Creative Commons License

pay de devil

trinidad street graffiti images courtesy of thumbprints.co.tt; all other photos courtesy of caribbeanfreephoto, under Creative Commons licenses.

BLUE DEVIL RED WALL

allyuh care about is numba

  • 44,941 hits since long time, nah

CARIBBEAN GRUNGE

subscribe by email

Progressive Bloggers


%d bloggers like this: