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RE: The Australian Stolen Generations.

This is shocking!
Today is Australia's invasion day, how can this still be a national holiday?!
Its time aboriginal people were able to govern themselves, have their birth right, land and culture back!
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Australia was invaded way before captain Cook officially claimed it. A celebration doesn't have to be demonized and many are moving towards celebrating it as a day for all Australia, it's land and it's original people. I like that. Rather than taking away the celebration, it evolves to a celebration of love and inclusion. The original people have so much they can teach us if we can help them to preserve their way of life. Sadly many tribes have been lost or have lost their way of life.

I hope that by sharing these atrocities we can approach things from a position of awareness. We can't change the past, but we can look towards making a more positive future.

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Thank you for this thought provoking response. I spent a few months working in a outback hotel in western Australia. To be honest I was quite shocked, I felt like I had gone back in time. It is completely racist lifestyle, the 1st nation people are put at a disadvantage, living in a way thats Not their choice. Whilst rich white men can plunder the earth resources for gold and taunt the people not like them.
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We're from the UK originally, so we had a similar culture shock. One Aussie I met described fitting in as needing to be inappropriately racist. It was tongue in cheek, but it does seem rather accurate. The urban areas are a bit better though so one would hope that we are slowly evolving.

Hmm...one of the richest people in Australia at the moment is mining magnate Gina Rinehart.

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