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26 May

10:30am - 02:30pm

Sorry Day Event – Boorloo (Perth)

Stolen Generations Memorial at Moort-ak Waadiny (Wellington Square)

National Sorry Day, 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. While this date carries great significance for the Stolen Generations and other Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, it is also commemorated by Australians right around the country.

The first National Sorry Day was held on 26 May 1998, one year after the Bringing Them Home report was tabled in Parliament. The Bringing Them Home report is a result of a Government Inquiry into the past policies which caused children to be removed from their families and communities in the 20th century.

The Healing Foundation is a national Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisation that partners with communities to address the ongoing trauma caused by actions like the forced removal of children from their families.

This Sorry Day event commences with a Welcome to Country at 11am, and includes a screening of ‘Genocide in the Wildflower State’, a Q&A with Jim Morrison, Tony Hansen and Mark Bin Bakar, followed by a Smoking Ceremony, lunch and acknowledgments. 

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