Katungul Batemans Bay will host a series of events to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Bringing Them Home report this week.
The Aboriginal Corporation and Medical Service was one of 45 communities across the country to receive funding from the Healing Foundation to host three days of commemorative activities.
A spokesperson for the service said the funding would enable Indigenous and non-indigenous Australians to commemorate the occasion in a meaningful way.
“It will allow local Aboriginal voices to be heard and for us to reflect on our journey as all Australians,” the spokesperson said.
“Stolen Generations will tell their story, and guests will learn about these tragic events in our history, as well as the impact of transgenerational trauma in our communities.”
The Bringing Them Home report was tabled in Parliament in 1997 and documented the impact of the Stolen Generations on Indigenous communities. The report handed down more than 50 recommendations in response to the findings, but many are yet to be implemented two decades on.
The commemorations will commence on Monday, May 15, with a formal gathering – including a smoking ceremony and guests speakers – followed by a light lunch, at the Katungul Batemans Bay centre.
Guests are invited to a screening of Rabbit Proof Fence over morning tea on Tuesday, May 16.
The activities with conclude on Friday, May 19, with a day of coil weaving, oyster shucking, ochre face painting, possum cloak photos and a communal canvas painting.
Activities start at 10am on all days.
For more information, contact 4488 4050.
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