National Sorry Day

Published: Friday, 24 May 2019 at 2:32:22 PM

On 26 May each year we remember and commemorate Australia’s Stolen Generation on National Sorry Day.

As part of our commitment to creating greater equity for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders it is important for us to acknowledge the past Government policies that enforced the removal of children from their families from the mid 1800s until the 1970s, and the hurt and trauma this still causes Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

The City acknowledges the great strength and resilience of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, and the significant role their culture and traditions play in shaping our communities. As an organisation we are committed to ensuring local Noongar people have opportunities to explore, connect to and share their culture, history and tradition. We encourage our community members to join us in creating better reconciliation between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people by taking part in our events, workshops and community led initiatives.

“On National Sorry Day, it is important to reflect on the impacts still felt today by the Stolen Generations, their families and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. It is also a day to consider how we all can play our part in the positive and deeply rewarding path towards Reconciliation for all Australians. Our Reconciliation Action Plan is an invitation for everyone in the Vincent community to participate. Actions big and small, it can all add up to make a real difference,” said Mayor Emma Cole.

Please visit our events page, to keep up to date on reconciliation related events at the City, and please join us in celebrating Reconciliation Week from 27 May to 3 June.

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