Auntie Pam explains what 'The Apology' actually meant to her and other survivors of the Stolen Generation. This is a moving moment that we will always remember in Cuppa.
As a baby, Pamela Young and her two sisters were taken from their mother and sent to live with foster families as part of the Stolen Generation.
Raised to be ashamed of her Aboriginality, she was told she would never achieve anything. At the age of sixteen, Pamela met her natural mother and found recognition and family. She would sit with the Elders of the Aboriginal community and listen and learn, and yarn ups at the Aboriginal Medical Centre Redfern with the Elders and the La Perouse community who took her in guided her to understand her Aboriginal identity with pride. "They taught me how to be Aboriginal.‚Äö√Ñ√π
Meeting her husband (another Stolen Generation survivor), studying at Eora Centre Performing Arts, as an actor and coordinator at Belvoir street theatre and Assistant Director Bangarra she has put together the pieces of her identity and self and now works for Heritage NSW as a Heritage Officer teaching children about our Aboriginal history - "Dont tell us any more about us, let us tell you".