[WSMDiscuss] Black LIves Matter in Australia

Ariel Salleh arielsalleh7 at gmail.com
Tue Jun 9 04:08:13 CEST 2020

In the 30 years since the Australian Government’s Royal Commission inquiry into Black Deaths in Custody, more than 400 additional indigenous lives have been taken, few if any followed by police prosecution.

A further tragedy faced by Black communities in Australia is the experience of what’s called The Stolen Generation. 
Now ...

Indigenous people take the lead in healing the trauma of the Stolen Generations

ABC Science <https://www.abc.net.au/news/science/>
By Anna Salleh <https://www.abc.net.au/news/anna-salleh/6762802>
Posted 31 May 2020

Western mental health services have often missed the mark when it comes to dealing with Indigenous trauma. (The Healing Foundation)

The forced removals of children from their families have brought trauma to generations of Indigenous communities.

But there's now hope a groundswell of Indigenous-led healing programs, which are culturally sensitive and acknowledge how history has shaped collective identity, will help these communities on their healing journey.

Read more: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-05-31/healing-the-trauma-of-the-stolen-generations/12225034 <https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-05-31/healing-the-trauma-of-the-stolen-generations/12225034>

Stolen Generations survivor Aunty Lorraine healing her mob for 20 years

ABC Science <https://www.abc.net.au/news/science/> 
By Anna Salleh <https://www.abc.net.au/news/anna-salleh/6762802>
Posted 1 June 2020

Aunty Lorraine and her daughter Shaan, who has been a support on her journey of healing. (Supplied: Shaan Peeters)
At 81, Aunty Lorraine Peeters shows little sign of slowing down.

"I'm hungry to help others .... I need to heal as many of my mob as possible."

Aunty Lorraine has used her experience to develop a program to help other members of the Stolen Generations work through trauma.

Read more... https://www.abc.net.au/news/ <https://www.abc.net.au/news/>2020-06-01/stolen-generations-survivor-aunty-lorraines-healing-program/12224998 

Healing the trauma of the Stolen Generations  (radio)

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