Today is National Sorry Day. It’s a day for our nation to “acknowledge the historical mistreatment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians, and to express our regret for the damage and hurt that has been inflicted.” (Reconciliation Australia) It’s a day to reflect on how far we as a nation have come in our treatment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, and how very far we still have to go.
Today, we Acknowledged the Country on which our school stands – Whadjuk Nyungar Country – and discussed the importance of why we celebrate Sorry Day. We read “Sorry Day” by Coral Vass and Dub Leffler and created a Sea of Hands.
Tomorrow, National Reconciliation Week begins and throughout the week we will be continuing our Journey of Reconciliation by celebrating a range of texts and activities.
You can learn more about Sorry Day from www.reconciliation.org.au (1Mb).
You can read about Kerry Street’s Reconciliation Action Plan.
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