National Sorry Day Commemoration 2021

You are invited to attend the 2021 Sorry Day Ceremony at Kalinga Park on Wednesday May 26 from 10am-12pm.

The ceremony is attended by Elders, schools and community members from north Brisbane to reflect on the impact of the forced removal of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and those institutions in the local area where children of the Stolen Generations were housed. It is a significant date in the First Nations calendar and important for non-Indigenous people to bear witness to the truth telling process.  

If you wish to attend, please register your intention to do so via the Eventbrite website www.eventbrite.com/e/noonga-sorry-day-commemoration-tickets-149817426957 and scan your details at the event at Kalinga Park via the QR Scanner.

If you are interested to learn more about the Kalinga Park Sorry Day Ceremony, please see our virtual ceremony from 2020 below.

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