National Sorry Day and National Reconciliation Week 2020

This is a significant week for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

26 May 2020 is National Sorry Day. This is a time to reflect on the past policies of the Stolen Generation, the resilience of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and the power of saying SORRY to bring about healing across Australia. This day acknowledges and raises awareness of the history and continued effect of the forced removal of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people from their families, communities and culture.

National Reconciliation Week 27 May – 3 June 2020 celebrates and builds on the respectful relationships shared by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and other Australians.

This year’s theme is In This Together 2020.

Reconciliation is a journey for all Australians – as individuals, families, communities, organisations and importantly as a nation. At the heart of this journey are relationships between the broader Australian community and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

On this journey, Australians are all In This Together; every one of us has a role to play when it comes to reconciliation, and in playing our part we collectively build relationships and communities that value Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, histories and cultures.

More information about National Reconciliation Week this year is available on the Reconciliation Australia website

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