Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Aboriginal Australians, 'stolen' again

This file photo taken on October 1, 2010 shows Warrmarn-Kija Aborigines performing in Sydney
 A series of recent reports has painted bleak picture of aboriginal communities
The BBC New posted "Australia in 'national crisis' over Aborigine jailings.

Molly, Daisy, and Grace (two sisters and a cousin who are 14, 10, and 8) who are taken from their home and sent to a boarding school thousands of mile away. The girls run away and over several months, walk back to their families through the outback -  all the while evading their captors. the damage done by the Aborigines Act. Between 1910 and 1970 in Australia, 1 in 3 children were removed from Aboriginal families and placed in institutions and foster homes. These children, in most cases, were never to see their families again.

Kimberley range, Western Australia
The Kimberleys are a vast, remote range where Aboriginal communities are "in crisis

For "Australia in 'national' crisis over Aborigine jailings," click here. 
For "Australia's Aboriginal suicide rate sparks concern," click here.

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