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Australia Apologizes to Aborigines

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Australia Apologizes to Aborigines

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Australia Apologizes to Aborigines

Australia Apologizes to Aborigines

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Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has apologized to the country's Aborigines for a six-decade policy of forced resettlement. In the early 1900s thousands of mixed-race children were taken from their families and sent to live in orphanages, mission homes or Caucasian households.

Suzanne Smith of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation discusses the apology.