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Monday, May 11

Australia's Sorry Day - Commemorated on May 26 Every Year

Sorry Day is a day for all Australians to take time out of their busy lives to remember Aboriginal people who where forcible removed from their families under early Government policies. The day was recommended as part of the Bringing Them Home report . If you get a chance to have look, it is worth reading some of the people's personal stories from the report - this is just not another Aboriginal report - read it from the horse's mouths.
Also, a "National Sorry Day Committee (NSDC) was established in 1998 and has been incorporated since January 2001. From the beginning, the NSDC has continued through the commitment, dedication and involvement of both Indigenous and Non-Indigenous Australians. The NSDC is unique because it’s networks and voluntary memberships comprises of First Nations Peoples of Australia, including Stolen Generations and members of the Broader Australian Community. It operates on a reconciliatory basis that upholds a positive partnership between First Nations Peoples of Australia and the Broader Australian Community".


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