After that, I looked at the excellent Stolen Generations' Testimonies website and watched some videos. And finally watched the moving and important video below. It's well worth setting aside some time this weekend and watching this video.
For me, it was an excellent day - made better by one of our Sharing Culture Advisors, John Cusack, dropping by. I love chatting with John and he is really helping me to understand aspects of Aboriginal culture and other important things I need to know.
I've learnt a lot today, just hope that I can put it over in the best way possible on our website.
This resource is based on Bringing them home, the report of the National Inquiry into the Separation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children from Their Families, and on the history of forcible separation and other policies which have impacted on the lives of Indigenous Australians.
This documentary complements a collection of curriculum-linked activities and teaching resources, plus a range of photographs, maps and diagrams, timelines, legal texts and glossaries.
The Australian Human Rights Commission invites teachers and students to use this resource to explore, understand and reflect on one of the most difficult chapters of our national history and to engage with some of the key concepts involved in the reconciliation debate in Australia. You can get the education resource here.
Warning: This video may contain images / voices of deceased Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander persons.