National Sorry Day
On National Sorry Day we acknowledge the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who were forcibly removed from their families and communities.
We honour the Stolen Generations and call attention to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children who are still being removed, at a rate 11 times higher than non-Indigenous kids.
The rate of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander kids being removed from families has tripled in the last 15 years. It's now 11 times higher than non-Indigenous kids.
1 in 5 Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander kids are removed before they are 1 year old.
This rate is 10 times higher than non-Indigenous kids.
Led by Professor Cath Chamberlain, a team of eminent researchers and health care workers outline 10 systemic failures and issued an urgent call to action using the Secretariat of National Aboriginal and Islander Child Care (SNAICC) Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Child placement principles.
Culture remains a key feature of wellbeing and resilience. Read the full paper here: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/ajs4.200
This was originally shared as a Twitter thread on 26 January 2022.
Read the original Twitter thread here.