Stolen Generation Sorry Day
The Stolen Generation

National Sorry Day - Australia - 26th May 2024

On 13 February 2008, Prime Minister Kevin Rudd formally apologised to Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander peoples for the mistreatment of the ‘Stolen Generations’, a group of people who were forced to leave their families and communities.

Today is National Sorry Day, a day to recognise and recognise the resilience of the Stolen Generations Survivors. It is also a day to reflect on how we, as Australians, can all contribute to the healing process of our people and our nation.

Today marks the anniversary of the day the Stolen Generations were first taken from their families. It is a day of remembrance and remembrance for the people who were taken from their families, but it is also a day of reflection.

On this day, Australians around the country come together to honour the Stolen Generations, and to recognise the strength of those who have been left behind.

National Sorry Day was first celebrated on 26 May, 1998, a year after the bringing them home report was presented in Parliament. This report was the outcome of a Government inquiry into past policies that led to children being taken from their homes and communities throughout the twentieth century. 

Twenty-three years later, and 12 years after the national apology, Aboriginal children and Torres Strait islander children are 10.6x more likely to be taken from their families than non-Aboriginal children. 

We can’t fix the issues of the past without acknowledging the reality of our past. 

On 26 May, sorry day asks us to recognise the stolen generations. 

But it also reminds us that historic injustice is still a source of ongoing trauma for our families, communities and peoples.

National Sorry Day Events

At First Nations Education we have delivered our Aboriginal Incursions and culture ceremony to National Sorry Day events across Australia to help understanding and in the healing and reconciliation.

Now more than ever we invite you to book our ceremony and/or performance and enjoy our aboriginal elders, traditional owners, aboriginal performers and art workshop faciliatators. We come to your property or venue and share the our oldest living culture on earth.

Early Childhood Learning and School Immersions

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Corporate, University and Government Events

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Kaurna Country

The Adelaide Plains is located in Kaurna Country and the Peramangk people are the custodians of the Mount Barker region in the Adelaide hills.

Turrbal and Yuggera

Brisbane is home to the Turrbal and Yuggera peoples while the Gold Coast traditional owners ar the Yugambeh people. Kabi Kabi peoples and the Jinibara peoples belong to the Sunshine Coast.

Eora and Yuin Nations

The Eora Nation are custodians of the Greater Sydney region with Gadigal people custodians of Sydney city and central Sydney Harbour. The Yuin people are caretakers running down the soiuth coast of NSW

Wurundjeri Country

The Wurundjeri people are custodians of the Melbourne. The Wadawurrung live in the regions near Melboune down to Geelong along the penisula

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First Nations Education events benefit both attendees and facilitators. They increase the economy and create jobs for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. Investing in these events fosters a culturally inclusive and reflective student body or workforce.


First Nations Education acknowledges Traditional Owners of Country throughout Australia and recognises the continuing connection to lands, waters and communities. We pay our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures; and to Elders past and present.

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