ACT Council of Social Service Inc.

Justice | Equity | Social Inclusion | Reconciliation

10th Anniversary of the Apology to the Stolen Generations - 13 Feb

Event date: 
13 February 2018
Event time: 
10.30am - 12pm
Theatre, ACT Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Centre, 245 Lady Denman Drive, Yarramundi Reach ACT 2601

Tuesday 13 February 2018 marks 10 years since the National Apology to Stolen Generations.

Relationships Australia Canberra & Region, in partnership with the ACT Council of Social Service, Melrose High School, and with support from the Healing Foundation, invite you to this ACT community sector event to commemorate the 10th Anniversary of the Apology to the Stolen Generations.


  • Welcome to Country
  • Yarn from member of the Stolen Generations
  • Viewing of 1st Contact, Episode 2 (SBS Series)
    Ray Martin takes a group of six well-known Australians with diverse, deeply entrenched preconceptions and opinions about our nation's Indigenous people on a journey into Aboriginal Australia. In this episode, the group heads due south towards the tiny town of Elliott, half way between Darwin and Alice Springs, and a place that has been called the 'forgotten town'. They meet local 'SK' who currently lives in a four-bedroom house with anywhere up to 20 other people. Natalie and Nicki are both shocked by what they are seeing in their own country. Then the six separate as the women head to Cootamundra and the men to Kempsey to visit sites of the former girls' and boys' homes that the Stolen Generations were sent to.
  • Community question and answer panel
  • Morning tea

Numbers are limited, so please RSVP by 6 February 2018 to [email protected] to confirm your spot.

We also encourage you to attend the #Apology10 free concert. The Healing Foundation will be presenting a free concert on the lawns in front of Parliament House, Federation Mall, Canberra on Tuesday 13 February 2018, 6pm-10pm. This alcohol-free event will be hosted by Myf Warhurst and Steven Oliver, featuring performers including Archie Roach, Shellie Morris, The Preatures, Busby Marou and Electric Fields. Find out more

Event details
Event cost: 
Free - but space is limited. Please RSVP by 6 February 2018 to the address below:
RSVP email: 
Event contacts
Contact name: 
Juleen Scheifelbein
Theatre, ACT Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Centre, 245 Lady Denman Drive
Australian Capital Territory 2600