Rebecca Stubbs and Judith Cannon
AIATSIS Family History Unit
AIATSIS Seminar Series 2012/2
12.30pm, Monday 5 November 2012
The Mabo Room, AIATSIS, Lawson Crescent, Canberra ACT 2601
Improving the social and emotional wellbeing of both the returning individual as well as the family and community who had lost the individual
In this seminar we discuss the importance of records to the social and emotional wellbeing of Indigenous people and the vital role of family history research in helping members of the Stolen Generations to reclaim their identity.
We discuss the work of the national Link-Up program and the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS) Family History Unit in reuniting families and re-establishing identity. In particular, we look at the role that the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Biographical Index (ABI) plays in ‘bringing them home’.