National Sorry Day

26 May 2024
National Sorry Day

Today, on National Sorry Day, we come together to acknowledge the strength of Stolen Generations Survivors and reflect on how we can all play a part in the healing process.

National Sorry Day, observed annually on May 26th, commemorates the mistreatment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children forcibly removed from their families and communities throughout the 20th century.

This day holds deep significance as it marks the anniversary of the tabling of the Bringing Them Home report in the Australian Parliament 1997. This report was a pivotal moment for truth-telling, yet nearly 30 years later, several of its 54 recommendations remain unfulfilled.

2024's theme

This year's theme, 'Bringing Them Home – The Unfinished Business', underscores the growing urgency to address the ongoing legacy of trauma and the unmet recommendations of the Bringing Them Home report. It reminds us that while progress has been made, there is still much work to be done in supporting Stolen Generations survivors and their families.

Get involved

Relationships Australia WA stands in solidarity with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, recognising their strength and resilience. We are committed to fostering understanding, healing, and reconciliation.

Join us in commemorating National Sorry Day and supporting the journey towards justice and healing. Find your local Sorry Day event and show your support:

#SorryDay #NRW2024 #UnfinishedBusiness #BringingThemHome


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