National Sorry Day for our aboriginal members!
On this day (and every day) we honour, respect and apologise
to our indigenous members and all indigenous people of Australia
for the wrong doings to the indigenous people.
The History of National Sorry Day
On 26th May, 1997, a report called Bringing them Home was tabled in Parliament.
This report details the hardships undergone by the Indigenous children that were forcefully removed
from their families as part of official government policy during the 20th Century. These children are now
referred to as the Stolen Generations.
The report also included a list of recommendations for what the government should do to move towards reconciling
and moving on from these past mistakes. One of these recommendations was for the government to issue a formal
apology to the Indigenous communities.
The first National Sorry Day was held exactly one year later, and it has been held on the same day every year since.