Today is National Sorry Day, a day to reflect and acknowledge the hurt, trauma and injustice suffered by our country's Indigenous population. It is a day of healing, empathy and reconciliation.
From ALNF Board Member and Co-Chair of Reconciliation Australia, Tom Calma: "Reconciliation concerns both Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians – we are bound to each other’s fate. In order to achieve reconciliation we must heal together – reconciliation is everyone’s responsibility."
4931025 May, 2018
Work in progress | Painting with primary school Koori kids to present at Kiama Council’s Sorry Day event | Titled ‘Healing Journey’. It represents the healing journey of the Stolen Generations. The travel lines across the painting symbolise the pathway to healing. Healing from trauma is a journey that can happen over a life time and many generations. The colours, flowing pattern and direction represent peace, healing and of local Saltwater Country. The pathway continues as we remember the members and families of the stolen generations and together we acknowledge, learn and heal. | #nationalsorryday#sorryday2018#aboriginal#hollysanders_art#aboriginalart
122418 May, 2018
Launch of a tribute to the Stolen Generations and their families, Atherton Gardens, Fitzroy, with Remember Me 2018, a memorial marker by @rekorennie with Uncle Jack Charles #nationalsorryday
555926 May, 2018
Stand with me or get tf outta my way 🔥
4821413 February, 2019
In 2008, when Kevin Rudd apologised to the Stolen Generation, there were 9,000 indigenous children in out-of-home care. That number has now risen to over 16,000. The videos posted above are taken from After the Apology, a feature documentary, that explores the continued practice of child removal and those fighting back to bring them home. 📽: pursekey productions
NATIONAL SORRY DAY
To remember and commemorate the mistreatment of Aboriginal people.
"Knowledge is power" and empowerment comes from the truth. .
2122525 May, 2018
Year 10 student Kieron Saunders, a Woopabarra man from Cooktown in North Queensland, told his personal story at Senior School assembly today, as part of #NationalSorryDay at BGS. Ahead of #NationalReconciliationWeek next week, Kieron spoke passionately about his family’s connection to the Stolen Generations. Visit brisbanegrammar.com and click on News to read more about how BGS is #ClosingtheGap . #BGSjourney#1BGS#BGS150
Yesterday in recognition of #nationalsorryday and for #schoolreadiness we played an Aboriginal Art memory card game. Each of the pairs had a piece of art work which had been done by famous Indigenous artists. There was a variety of dot painting, different Australian landscapes and native Australian animals.
Today is National Sorry Day in Australia ...where we remember our most powerful leader apologising for the acts of our Government and community in actively undermining a beautiful culture by removing children from Mothers as a formal approved strategy... I was asked to coordinate a design of this memorial for some of the affected people when the apology was made.... It’s simple and humble but it is unique and symbolises a breeze of change. #nationalsorryday#design#landscapedesign#landscapearchitecture#garden142
To say I’m excited to create and teach an Indigenous unit of work is an understatement • trying to embed as much Aboriginal perspective as I can into 2019 🌿
2836 February, 2019
My animation from 2018. I wonder how many more years I’ll be posting this. How sad that our 1st people think of today, Australia Day, as Sorry Day. The day they survived. Let’s find a day we can ALL celebrate 🎉
I am proud to be Australian and celebrate this beautiful country I call home. As a single white female I live in a place with no boundaries or repression, I have absolute freedom.
This feeling of freedom around Australia day always draws my thoughts to the first custodians of the land and how the infliction of colonial forces caused such bloodshed and trauma to the indigenous people.
We need to keep educating ourselves and #bridgethegap and come together as a nation to heal the pasts wrongs #nationalsorryday#changethedate .
2019 Byron Barbie calendars and political Barbie calendars (inspired by the women's marches) have dropped @madeinmullum 22 Burringbar st Mullumbimby. The last print sold out in a few days, so get in quick 😀 $25 each
DM if you want one posted 😘
Sorry Day by Coral Vass & Dub Leffler || the newest addition to the resources in play therapy room. “THUD! Maggie slipped. Losing grip of her mother’s hand, she found herself trapped in a sea of legs...Maggie crawled frantically to find her Mother. Hot tears ran down her cheeks”. A book about #NationalSorryDay . It’s on 26th May each year. A day to commemorate the mistreatment and displacement of Aboriginal children from their families. #socialwork#childrensmentalhealth
26011 July, 2018
🖤💛❤️ FABORIGINAL 🖤💛❤️
& HAPPY NAIDOC WEEK ✊🏽
Because of her, we can!
Had the best night at @artgalleryofnsw 🤣 so keen for the next night on the 18th! Art After Hours 🎨 .
Ouch! As if it wasn't already shameful enough. .
Quote from the book...
"But as I read these early journals I came across repeated references to people building dams and wells, planting, irrigating and harvesting seed, preserving the surplus and storing it in houses, sheds or secure vessels, creating elaborate cemetries and manipulating the landscape--none of which fitted the definition of hunter and gatherer."