National Sorry Day
Remembering and Acknowledging the Mistreatment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People
National Sorry Day is an annual event that takes place on May 26th in Australia. This day is a time for all Australians to remember and acknowledge the mistreatment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who were forcibly removed from their families and communities.
The Stolen Generations, as they are known, were children who were taken from their families and placed into institutions or adopted by non-Indigenous families. This practice continued for over a century and had a devastating impact on Indigenous communities.
National Sorry Day is an opportunity for all Australians to reflect on the past and work towards a better future for Indigenous Australians. It is a time to acknowledge the pain and suffering that has been inflicted on Indigenous people and to commit to reconciliation and healing.
How to Participate in National Sorry Day
There are many ways to participate in National Sorry Day. You can attend a local event, such as a ceremony or march, or you can simply take a moment to reflect on the past and the impact it has had on Indigenous communities. You can also show your support by wearing a symbol of reconciliation, such as a Sorry Day pin or ribbon.
Whatever you choose to do, it is important to remember that National Sorry Day is a time for all Australians to come together and acknowledge the past in order to create a better future for Indigenous Australians.
Remembering the past is the first step towards healing and reconciliation.