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National Sorry Day - Wednesday 26 May

Australia's Aboriginal flag

26th May 2021

National Sorry Day is an Australia-wide observance held on May 26 each year.

It commemorates the anniversary of the formal apology made by the Rudd Government and the Parliament of Australia to Australia’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, in particular the Stolen Generations.

Sorry Day asks us to acknowledge the Stolen Generations, and in doing so, reminds us that historical injustice is still an ongoing source of inter-generational trauma for Aboriginal and Torres Islander families, communities, and peoples. It is a day to acknowledge the strength of Stolen Generations Survivors and reflect on how we can all play a part in the healing process for our people and nation.

You can hear  the Ngangkarri Women’s Group message of strength, resilience and healing sang for Stolen Generations, families and communities on the Healing Foundation website.

DSC reaffirms our commitment to working in partnership to improve the lives of all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

We would like to acknowledge the grief, suffering, loss and injustice experienced by members of the Stolen Generations.

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