Every year on 26 May, National Sorry Day remembers and acknowledges the mistreatment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who were forcibly removed from their families and communities.
It takes place directly before the start of National Reconciliation Week (27 May – 3 June 2023) which is an opportunity to have meaningful conversations about reconciliation and culturally appropriate engagement with Aboriginal people and communities.
These conversations often lead to improved understanding and awareness of different world views and lived experiences which you can apply to your work every day.
The theme for this year’s Reconciliation Week is Be a Voice for Generations – encouraging all Australians to be a voice for reconciliation in tangible ways in our everyday lives – where we live, work and socialise.
I encourage you to take a moment to reflect on this over the coming Reconciliation Week and today. There are also various events taking place across the state which provide an opportunity for us to connect with our local Aboriginal communities.
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