On 13 February 2008 Prime Minister Kevin Rudd made a formal apology to Australia’s First Nations peoples, particularly to the Stolen Generations.  

This Anniversary event encourages the remembrance of the impact of past government policies of forced child removal and Indigenous assimilation and of an important moment in the country’s history.

2021 marks 13 years since the National Apology and this anniversary event was hosted by Link-Up (Qld), an organisation that aims to bring a sense of peace, identity and belonging to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders who have been separated from their family and culture.

Link-Up provides support to reunite First Nations peoples with families, community and to Country where contact has been lost due to forced removal, fostering, adoption or institutionalisation. It has been operating since 1984 and has a dedicated team offering Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people the chance to reconnect with family and understand their identity. 

View a recording of the event via the video below.

 

Presented by Link-Up Queensland and QPAC