Be Brave. Make Change: Actions to take with you every day of the year
National Sorry Day is held annually on 26 May to remember and acknowledge the struggles of many thousands of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples affected by forcible removal from their families under past Stolen Generations practices and policies.
It commemorates the publication of the Bringing Them Home report which was tabled by the Australian Government on 26 May 1997.
Today, and every day, we remember and acknowledge the loss and grief held by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, and recognise the ongoing harm caused by dislocation from traditional lands, loss of lives and freedom, and the forced removal of children. We mourn those who have died, recognise the strengths of those who survived and commit to supporting healing and reconciliation in Australia.
National Reconciliation Week 2022 runs from 27 May to 3 June and this year’s theme, Be Brave Make Change, challenges us all to ‘Be Brave and tackle the unfinished business of reconciliation so we can Make Change for the benefit of all Australians.’