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 - to 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 here on our website from 10.30am on 13 February, 2021.
Due to a statewide 5-day lockdown announced on 12 February, 2021 this event will no longer include a live cross to the Preston Stolen Generations marker. We hope to share this with you in a second screening of the event, which will include 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.
Please stay tuned and watch our Facebook page and website for an announcement regarding a second screening of the event's full program.
For event enquiries contact Bev Murray - Program Manager, Link-Up Victoria on 0402 095 567 or firstname.lastname@example.org