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National Sorry Day 2017

 

Overview

National Sorry Day is an annual event held on the 26 May to remind and raise awareness among politicians, policy makers and the wider public about the significance of the Stolen Generations, and the impact that this has had, and continues to have, on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

The first Sorry Day was held on 26 May 1998, a year after the Bringing them home report was presented to the Parliament. The report resulted from an inquiry into the removal of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children from their families, and recommended both an apology to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and reparations.

A number of events occur throughout Australia to commemorate National Sorry Day, and people are encouraged to get involved in community activities.

Sources: Australian Government, National Sorry Day Committee, Indigenous Allied Health Australia

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Last updated: 16 January 2017
 
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