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THE SAPPHIRES

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Dearnne Tamaki

on 1 December 2014

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Transcript of THE SAPPHIRES

Aboriginal people were forcibly removed from their families as children between the 1900's and the 1960's, to be brought up by white foster families or in institutions, and were taught white ways.


A POLICY OF RACISM
AND INJUSTICE?!
This film isn't just about four indigenous women who form a music group named 'The Sapphires'. It is about one of the singers, Kay, who struggles with her multi-ethnic identity. In 1958 she was stolen by the federal government because her light skin made her a good candidate for assimilation into white culture. This is known as the 'Stolen Generation'.
'THE STOLEN GENERATION'
Lack of fairness!

KEVIN RUDD'S APOLOGY TO THE STOLEN GENERATION
Was his apology beneficial for the stolen generation?
To date, it appears to have had NO beneficial effect for the Aboriginal people. Hopefully one day, the existence of fairness and justice will occur for the Aboriginal people and they will be able to retain links with their land.
By Kaeley Elkington
REFERENCE: NSDC (National sorry day) http://www.nsdc.org.au/stolen-generations/history-of-the-stolen-generations/the-history-of-the-stolen-generations
The forcible removal of Aboriginal children irrevocably broke parental links; severing cultural connection to family and country. The end result is a deep sorrow in the psyche or spirit for many Aboriginal individuals, families and communities throughout Australia
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