National Sorry Day Commemoration 2020

Due to COVID-19 restrictions on social gatherings, the Noonga Reconciliation Group will not be holding the National Sorry Day commemoration for 2020 in Kalinga Park. However, this year, we invite you and members of your community to join us on May 26 for a “virtual” gathering by watching a short video honouring the experience of those affected by Stolen Generations policies and practices. Please feel free to share the link so that many people have the opportunity to acknowledge and learn more about Stolen Generations.

Noonga Reconciliation Group Sorry Day Ceremony 2020

Alongside the video commemoration, we also share a learning resource called “Towards a Just and Harmonious Future”. This document, with reading summary, is available for all educators and community members to use. It was written and compiled by Aunty Bev Hickey with an aim to increase awareness of the experience of the Stolen Generations with a focus on historical perspectives in the North Brisbane/Meeanjin area. We welcome you to also share this resource with your community.

We invite you to send us through your own reflections about Sorry Day, the Stolen Generations or the recommendations from the Bringing Them Home report that have still not been actioned. It could be a letter, a poem, a video, a song. Please send it to us at noonga.rg@gmail.com or contact us via our facebook page https://www.facebook.com/noongareconciliationgroup