Reconciliation – Sorry Day

This week is Reconciliation Week where we all try to work together to forgive the past and live in harmony in Australia.  (reconciliation is to “restore friendly relations”)

National Sorry Day is a day when we pause to remember the Stolen Generations of Australia’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

This is a video clip of Prime Minister Kevin Rudd apologising to the “Stolen Generation” in the spirit of reconciliation.  It was 10 years ago that this apology was made by our then prime minister.

VIDEO CLIP

This picture shows coloured hands to show that we are putting out our hands in friendship and support.

National Sorry Day is held on May 26 every year to recognise and acknowledge the Stolen Generations.

This Archie Roach song “Took the Children Away” has been remixed by Briggs, Gurrumul & Dewayne.  You might have heard in Music, but it is celebrating Sorry Day and that together we can heal the pain and grief.  It’s called “The Children Came Back”.

THE CHILDREN CAME BACK

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