The Bringing Them Home Committee (WA) Inc. is working towards the recognition and healing of the pain caused by the removal of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander children from their families.
The Committee seeks to:
Through a major public event (National Sorry Day Commemoration) and many separate cultural awareness programs delivered to groups (students, academics, Rotarians, corporate groups, Churches, government) annually create an awareness of Stolen Generations trauma, for the people part of the generations stolen and for (and very importantly because it is often ignored or understated) the intergenerational effects of this trauma now and in the future.
The Committee also advocates in many other ways for the enactment of the largely unmet (54) recommendations of the HREOC Bringing Them Home Report (1997).
We aim to see the full implementation of the recommendations set out in “Bringing them Home: Report of the National Inquiry into the Separation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children from their families”. We are a true reconciliation organisation with both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal members – all committees and working groups have Aboriginal leadership.