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Stolen Generation The role a family plays in bring up a child is caring for them protecting them educating in behavior and customs of their social culture Aboriginal families are very similar with a couple of additional roles They are feelings of kinship bonding with their extended family kinship is also the respect for elders who pass on the important traditions values and stories within their culture the understanding of values of sharing understanding of dreamtime and of the spiritual life In 1997 the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission HREOC produced a report that told us that the Europeans thought aboriginals had no right to keep their child so they were removed and placed in another family thinking this will benefit the child more After being removed from there families they were told they would be placed in another white family who would take care of them and if old enough would be paid a wage for working for them But in most cases this did not happen Instead they were physically and sexually abused worked very hard and received little to nothing than what they were told they would receive Even those that were placed in a loving family felt feelings of loneliness and reject The main recommendations of the report was to assist Aboriginals in reuniting with their family an apology from the institution that had been involved with taking the children a public recognition of the past injustices through a National Sorry Day The state parliaments did apologize but the federal government refused to apologize But two years later did the did mention regret over the situation Aboriginal Issues Stolen Generation Outline on the topics issues Children taken stolen from there families The stolen generation didnt just last a couple of week or a couple of years It lasted a few generations from when the Europeans arrived until it ceased a few decades ago
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