About KSGAC Events
The Kimberley Stolen Generation Aboriginal Corporation holds a number of events and community awareness activities throughout the year at the Broome Office. These events highlight National and Regional Stolen Generation issues. The KSGAC aims to help our members feel supported as we advocate for recognition and social justice and do so in an inclusive way through our community activities.
The KSGAC building and grounds provide a healthy environment where the events take place including the Healing Art group, Link-Up Family reunions and other significant annual events. The lovely big yard contains many special Kimberley native plants and the environment helps everyone to feel relaxed and welcome.
A number of the activities build on relationships between KSGAC Staff, Members, Services Providers and Non-Indigenous people who are keen to learn about the KSGAC. The time spent together creates a greater awareness of the issues arising out of the past government policies that involved forced removal of Indigenous children in the Kimberley and how the KSGAC helps those effected.
Our events and community consultation activities provide meaningful opportunities to reflect on Aboriginal people’s experiences and resilience. Individual and community achievements are celebrated together. Our small team work really well together to make sure people enjoy their time together and regular evaluation takes place as we improve on our service delivery.
The KSGAC and its’ members are fortunate that so many different types of people want to meet here. Ongoing networking with a number of educational institutions include the Notre Dame University School of Medicine and Indigenous Studies students, Genzanno, FCJ College, Xavier Catholic College and Inception EDU whose students who spend time at the KSGAC, other Aboriginal Organisations and communities as part of cultural exchange programs. We know the students’ experiences are heartfelt and many go on to do important Reconciliation work where they live.
When we hold our annual events key Service Providers set up information stalls promoting their supports to members and guests as we work towards better outcomes for the Stolen Generation.
During our annual events 50-80 people come together. Our events reflect the KSGAC’s work and through a newly developed commemorative slide-show photographs or those who have passed on that we keep in our hearts who children were taken away and who were as children taken away from their families are recognised.
We generally hold BBQ’s for evening events with Kimberley Musician’s and speeches/stories told about the importance of the anniversary being recognised.
For daytime meetings we often have groups come to the Healing Art group and participate in therapeutic activities with our member’s over morning tea Healing Foundation Film Clips and other short films containing our member’s stories are shown.
The KSGAC appreciates organisations bringing large groups in who contribute funds for food and refreshments, some also just bring something to share.