Tonight at 8pm on NITV Living Black will air a half an hour special forum on the crisis of the ongoing Stolen Generations. Featuring Aunty Hazel (Grandmothers Against Removals), Aunty Karen Fusi (Brisbane Sovereign Aboriginal Embassy), Aunty Debra Swan (Former FACS worker), Aunty Jenny Munro (Sydney Aboriginal Tent Embassy), Uncle Albert Hartnett, Adam Hill and more!! See the trailer and some social media posts below.
A nationwide crisis in the forced removal of Aboriginal children has been labelled as another stolen generation by many Indigenous community leaders. Click here to read more.
On 30 May, the Public Services Association NSW annual conference passed the following motion in support of the campaign to stop Ongoing Stolen Generations.
MOTION TO PSA ANNUAL CONFERENCE, 29-30 MAY 2014
PSA Annual Conference extends a warm message of support to Grandmothers Against Removals Gunnedah (GMAR) who are leading a campaign to expose and put a stop to the continuing Stolen Generations. Conference applauds efforts by these courageous women and their many supporters to ensure that their proposed Aboriginal Community Liaison Committee (ACLC) model is integrated into new Community Services Aboriginal strategies designed to develop localized service delivery across NSW. The innovative strategy GMAR is proposing, currently under consideration by Community Services, relies on an empowerment framework that will enable Aboriginal families and service providers to become real decision makers in all issues concerning the care and protection of their children – not mere participants in token consultation.
If you are part of a trade union, please organise to raise similar motions at your local branch meeting or annual conference. If you would like to arrange a GMAR speaker to address members, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Every year on National Sorry Day, events are held to remember the Stolen Generations of years gone by. This year, I will be joining protestshappening around the country to say that the forced removal of our children continues today in unacceptable numbers. In NSW, almost one in 10 Aboriginal children is in “out of home care”. I have seen the injustice, and how unfair this system is, with my own eyes. Click here to read more.
Hundreds of people rallied across Australia on National Sorry Day calling for urgent changes to state child-protection regimes, which organisers say are responsible for an “ongoing Stolen Generation”. Click here to read more.
Aboriginal people who live a traditional lifestyle are being punished with the removal of their children by child protective services in what is being called a new Stolen Generation, a researcher says. Click here to read more.
Aboriginal woman Sela Fusi took her own life in 2012, unable to cope with the forced removal of her two young daughters. Click here to read more.
A group of grandmothers from Gunnedah in New South Wales are using the anniversary of National Sorry Day to warn of a new stolen generation. The grandmothers say Indigenous children are being removed at alarming rates, with almost 10 per cent of Indigenous children in state care. The Grandmothers Against Removal are calling for greater Indigenous control over the care and protection of Aboriginal children. Click here to listen.