A big crowd is expected to attend the funeral of Norman "Crow" George in Katherine on Saturday morning.
His funeral service will be held at the Katherine Cemetery from 10am and there also arrangements being made through Katherine Funerals to livestream the service.
Mr George, 70, was a member of the Stolen Generation and a long-time resident of Katherine.
Mr George told Katherine Times in 2018 his memories of his childhood.
"I was about four or five when they took me," Mr George told us.
"They had already come and taken two of my older brothers, and then they came back for me, my sister and my other brother."
Five of Mrs George's children were forcibly removed from their home in Mataranka during the 1950s.
"We were taken to the Retta Dixon Home in Darwin and we were split in to different dormitories," Mr George said.
"I stayed there until I was nine they let me go back home. My mother had re-married a white fella and they told me it was safe and stable to go back home," Mr George said.
"My two older brothers were not allowed to come home."
Mr George said it was soul crushing for his mother to have five of her children taken by welfare officers.
"My mother never talked about us being taken. I think there was too much shame for her and too hard to talk about," Mr George said.
"It was really hard going back home to my mother. It took me a long time to reconnect with my family and culture. That first year I just wanted to go back to the home, I could not readjust.
"I had missed out on learning my culture and my language," he said.
"I still get emotional talking about it. I still cry. You try to push it out of your mind but you keep asking yourself why? Why did this happen?"
Mr George said he was happy with the 2008 national apology, but was disappointed nothing happened after.
"I found the apology shallow. I mean a pat on the back to (Prime Minister) Rudd for doing something that nobody else could do, but it had little meaning for me," Mr George said.
"We do not want money, we want recognition, we want our identity back. Give us our language and our culture."
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