I was glad to read this when looking at CNN online. Acknowledgement is important. You can read the entire report at CNN at this link
Australia to apologize for Aborigines' pain
SYDNEY, Australia (CNN) -- The Australian government said Tuesday that it will apologize for years of "mistreatment" that have inflicted "profound grief, suffering and loss" on the country's Aboriginal people.
Prime Minister Kevin Rudd introduced a motion in parliament on Tuesday that contains the apology. Lawmakers plan to vote on it Wednesday, and it's expected to pass unanimously, said a spokeswoman for Jenny Macklin, the minister for Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs.
"We apologize for the laws and policies of successive parliaments and governments that have inflicted profound grief, suffering and loss on these our fellow Australians," the proposed apology reads.
The apology deals in particular with generations of indigenous children who were taken from their families by the government. Those children became known as the "Stolen Generations."
"For the pain, suffering and hurt of these Stolen Generations, their descendants and for the families left behind, we say sorry," the text reads.