National Sorry Day 2020

The Student Guild staff and members take this opportunity to acknowledged National Sorry Day 2020.

This important date on the 26th May 1997 is the landmark Bringing them home: The ‘Stolen Children’ report being tabled in Federal Parliament.

Bringing them Home is the final report of the National Inquiry into the Separation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children from their families, communities and cultural identities.

On 26 May 1998, the first National Sorry Day was held to commemorate the anniversary of the report and remember the grief, suffering and injustice experienced by the Stolen Generations.

National Sorry Day was a key recommendation from the National Inquiry:

Recommendation: That the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission, in consultation with the Council for Aboriginal Reconciliation, arrange for a national `Sorry Day’ to be celebrated each year to commemorate the history of forcible removals and its effects.

We recognise this day to remember those personally affected by forcible removal and the widespread impacts it has had and still has on our First Nations people and communities.

Our sincere thanks and gratitude to USQ CISER team for their valuable guidance and assistance to support and strengthen our knowledge.