National Sorry Day
Each year on May 26, National Sorry Day is a time to remember and acknowledge the mistreatment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who were forcibly removed from their families and communities as a result of past government policies and Indigenous assimilation. Thousands of children were taken and placed in institutions, fostered out or adopted by non-Indigenous families and are known today as ‘The Stolen Generations'.
In 1997, the Bringing them Home Report of the National Inquiry into the Separation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children from their families was tabled in Parliament and among its many recommendations was one that the Prime Minister apologise to the Stolen Generations. It wasn’t until 2008, then Prime Minister Kevin Rudd made a formal apology to the Stolen Generations on behalf of the Australian federal government.
To mark Sorry Day 2022, SCU Indigenous Events Coordinating Committee invites you to join Gnibi academics to share the importance of Sorry Day and the impacts of past Government policies that resulted in the Stolen Generations.
Thursday May 26
Time: 12:00 - 2:00pm
Webinar Link: https://scuonline.zoom.us/j/82823589466
(Please note: We are aware that engaging with this subject matter may require personal courage. We are also aware that if the subject matter intersects with a person’s life history in a particular way then an experience of personal discomfort may result. If this occurs, the important thing to do is to talk to someone. You might have your own sources of support to call on or alternatively contact other health services. SCU offers positive counselling support to both on-campus and on-line students. Counselling support details are available here.)
Health and Emergency Services Contacts
Date and time
12:00 PM Thursday, May 26, 2022
02:00 PM Thursday, May 26, 2022