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Showing Revision 3 created 05/30/2021 by Buzbee.

  1. [Ethereal music.]
  2. The story of our communities,
    people, and nation
  3. starts a long, long
    time ago.
  4. [Music]
  5. More than 60,000 years,
    in fact.
  6. [Music.]
  7. This was when our culture
    and our law
  8. first started to thrive.
  9. [Music.]
  10. We knew who we were,
    and where we belonged.
  11. We took care of each other,
  12. our land, and our waters.
  13. We ate food that
    made us healthy.
  14. Lived on country,
  15. and abided by our laws,
    and songlines.
  16. Our families, our children,
    were happy,
  17. with strong minds and hearts,
    because
  18. they were where they belonged.
  19. [Strong music.]
  20. [Soft heartbeat.]
  21. But, then...
  22. everything changed.
  23. Colonization came,
  24. bringing wars, disease,
    famine.
  25. Violence.
  26. And the destruction
    and violation
  27. of our cultural laws,
  28. sacred sites,
  29. families,
    and communities.
  30. We were denied our knowledge,
  31. language, ceremonies,
    and identity.
  32. The very things that tell us
  33. who we are,
    and where we belong.
  34. And our connections
  35. with each other, and the land,
    grew weak.
  36. And then,
  37. our children
    were taken from us.
  38. They had their names changed,
  39. and their identities stripped away.
  40. They were told
    that aboriginal people were bad.
  41. Worse still,
  42. they were told
  43. that their parents,
    and grandparents,
  44. did not want them.
  45. For years, this happened.
  46. Those children became known
  47. as "The Stolen Generations."
  48. Our children were denied love,
  49. and experienced physical, emotional,
    and sexual abuse.
  50. This left very deep,
    very complex,
  51. and very real wounds,
  52. leaving scars that are
    still being felt
  53. personally, socially,
    spiritually, and collectively.
  54. In the time
    when our story started,
  55. we were able to parent
    in the cultural way
  56. that has seen our family
    survive and thrive,
  57. for generations.
  58. Our people were strong,
  59. and our culture flowed,
  60. and healed us
    in times of hurt.
  61. But, since the trauma
    of colonization
  62. and the stolen generations,
  63. we have not been able to heal
    in the same way.
  64. We have unknowingly passed
    this trauma to our children,
  65. through sharing our sad stories,
  66. and having them witness
    and experience our pain.
  67. This is known as
    Intergenerational Trauma.
  68. We see symptoms today,
  69. in broken relationships,
  70. disconnected families,
  71. violence, suicide,
  72. and drug and alcohol abuse.
  73. But, this is not
    where our story ends.
  74. We still have
    strong minds and hearts,
  75. and we still know
  76. who we were,
    and where we belong.
  77. By creating safe and strong
    communities together,
  78. supporting our families
    to be free from pain,
  79. returning to our culture,
  80. and building a strength
    of identity,
  81. we can stop the cycle
    of trauma,
  82. and bring about
    positive intergenerational change,
  83. so that we can continue
  84. to thrive for the next
    60,000 years.
  85. There are simple things
  86. that we can all do,
    to help heal our trauma.
  87. Visit
  88. healingfoundation.org.au
  89. to find out more.