Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Australia Apologizes

Important news today from down under.
"Australia apologized Wednesday to its indigenous people for past treatment that "inflicted profound grief, suffering and loss," in a historic parliamentary vote that supporters said would open a new chapter in race relations in the country."
Read more about this historic event. I'd lay odds that our Congress will never go this far, but wouldn't it be nice to see the US government consider making an apology to Native peoples?

1 comment:

  1. In 1993, the U.S. Government formally apologized for overthrowing the Kingdom of Hawaii in 1893. The forceful dethroning of the existing monarch was one of the saddest events in Hawaiian history.There are still those who wish to re-establish Hawaii as a sovereign nation.