We are perpetuating a sorry history of Aboriginal child removals | Terri Libesman and Hannah McGlade | Opinion | The Guardian

Isaiah Dawe, CEO of ID Know Yourself

Australian community services ministers across the country have adopted a “permanency policy” for children in care that does not respect Aboriginal human rights but instead continues a long colonial tradition of removing Aboriginal and Torres Strait children from their families and culture.

Past removals have led to well-documented trauma, loss of family and culture and vulnerability to physical and sexual abuse. Yet much contemporary debate around permanency planning reignites racist ideas around “saving” Indigenous children from their “dysfunctional” families and culture through removal.

via We are perpetuating a sorry history of Aboriginal child removals | Terri Libesman and Hannah McGlade | Opinion | The Guardian

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