Parents and caregivers are invited to our school’s National Sorry Day Acknowledgement and Ceremony tomorrow, Wednesday 26 May starting at 2pm.
National Sorry Day is observed every year on 26 May. On 26 May 1997, "Bringing Them Home", the final report of the National Inquiry into the Separation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children from Their Families, was tabled in federal parliament. As a result, National Sorry Day has been recognised since 26 May 1998. It was not until 13 February 2008 that then Prime Minister Kevin Rudd issued a full apology in his "Sorry" speech.
For us, it is a day to come together and acknowledge the forced removal of children from their families and communities and to recognise that these children also lost their cultural and familial identities.