Today marks 10 years since the National Apology to the Survivors of the Stolen Generations, by Prime Minister Kevin Rudd.
Hundreds of people gathered at Veale Gardens in Adelaide for the annual Apology Day Community Event - including traditional smoking ceremonies, song, dance, shared food and stalls offering healing and pampering services for the #Aboriginal community.
It was especially moving to witness Ngarrindjeri Peramangk woman and professional pianist, Cheryl van Wageningen, perform some beautifully therapeutic classical music, as well as soothing contemporary pieces such as this one (Moon River, by Henry Mancini and Johnny Mercer from the iconic movie, Breakfast at Tiffany's). Cheryl is a survivor of the Stolen Generations and enjoys sharing her personal journey through music, as well as using her performances as a therapeutic means to support others through their own life experiences.
If you would like Cheryl to play at your upcoming event, please contact her daughter via firstname.lastname@example.org