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Persuasive Essay On Indigenous People

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"Reconciliation will not work if it puts a higher value on symbolic gestures rather than the practical needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders in areas like health, housing, education and employment." Warren Mundine AO Reconciliation is the action of making one view or belief compatible with another according to the Oxford dictionary of English. The term reconciliation was used as a symbolic gesture in an address made on February 13th 2008 by the former Prime Minister of Australia, Kevin Rudd. Kevin Rudd was the first political figure to speak out and seek reconciliation for the Aboriginals and Torres Strait Islanders after being elected as prime minster in 2007. He spoke out after many generations of mistreated Indigenous Australians that had their rights and equality continuously ignored, but after all that has happened, including the effect of broken families, which still in 2018 have the aftermath of "The stolen generation", there was only one public apology and no compensation for the damages caused to the native people of this country. There has been no dramatic improvement to improve their health, housing, education and employment. The unfair treatment of indigenous people 's rights got to a point where assimilation policies were in practice of forcefully disposing the aboriginal identity and culture including the removal of aboriginal children that we know today as the stolen generation as seen in the quote by A.O Neville, "In 50 year we should forget that
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