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Aboriginal Athlete Receives Australia's Top Civic Honor

Adam Goodes, a decorated Australian Rules footballer, was named Australian of the Year for his role in the fight against racism, both on the sporting field and in broader society. Goodes, 34, has said he will use his award as a platform to tackle racial vilification and to break down stereotypes of minorities. Goodes’ mother, Lisa, is a member of the Stolen Generations, young indigenous children who were taken, often forcibly, from their parents to live in state-run institutions or...

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