National Sorry Day – Wednesday May 26th
Reconciliation Week – May 27th – June 3rd
This week there are 2 significant events in the Australian calendar…
NATIONAL SORRY DAY – WEDNESDAY MAY 26TH
RECONCILIATION WEEK – MAY 27TH – JUNE 3RD
National Sorry Day is held on 26 May each year. It is especially significant for those Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children who were forcibly removed from their families, communities and cultural identity to assimilate. Past government policies of forced removal remained in place until the early 1970s. The children, who were taken from their families, are known as the Stolen Generation.
Learn more on the National Sorry Day LearnPath guide.
National Reconciliation Week (NRW) is a time for all Australians to learn about our shared histories, cultures, and achievements, and to explore how each of us can contribute to achieving reconciliation in Australia.
The dates for NRW remain the same each year; 27 May to 3 June. These dates commemorate two significant milestones in the reconciliation journey— the successful 1967 referendum, and the High Court Mabo decision respectively.
Learn more on the National Reconciliation Week LearnPath guide.
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Have a great week everyone.