National Sorry Day
May 26 is National Sorry Day
National Sorry Day has been held since 1998, one year after the tabling of the report from the National Inquiry into the Separation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children from their Families better known as The Bringing Them Home Report.
Sorry Day is also the first day of National Reconciliation Week.
On this day, we commemorate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who were forcibly removed from their families under government policies during the Assimilation era (officially 1910-70).
This is a national day of commemoration .
The exact number of children who were removed may never be known. However, there are very few families who have been left unaffected. In some families, children from three or more generations were taken.
On this day, we acknowledge the ongoing grief and loss experienced by many individuals and families, and we recognise the pain and intergenerational trauma that continues.
Anglican Schools Commission (ASC) Schools have accepted the to challenge proposed as part of Reconciliation Week 2022 to ‘Be Brave’ and tackle the unfinished business of reconciliation so that we can ‘Make Change’ for all.
Reconciliation: More Than Words
National Reconciliation Week is a time of reflection, talking and sharing of histories, cultures, and achievements. It is a time to think about our relationships as Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians.
Reflections on Reconciliation
The road to reconciliation has not been as easy as many hoped it would be. Reconciliation goes beyond the hope, beyond the promise and into the reality that is the Australia we want for ourselves and our future generations.