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National Sorry Day

Knox City Council acknowledges the traditional custodians of the City of Knox, the Wurundjeri and Bunurong people of the Kulin Nation.

May 26 is the annual National Sorry Day of commemoration and remembrance of all those Aboriginal people who have been impacted by the government policies of forcible removal that have resulted in the Stolen Generations.

The first National Sorry Day was held on 26 May 1998 - one year after the tabling of the report Bringing Them Home in May 1997. The report was the result of an inquiry by the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission into the removal of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children from their families.

Last year's event was held online. It included an address by Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung, a speech by Council's Mayor, Cr Nicole Seymour and a performance by Spoken Word Artist Nikki Madgwick titled 'Unity in the Community'.

Unity in the Community

Hold my hand,
let me take you
to my land.
we will stand
as true friends,
on these
vast and
sovereign lands

Read the full poem

Watch the recording

For more information

Please contact Council's Community Development Officer - Access and Equity, Adrian Greenwood, on or call 9298 8000.

Smoking ceremony on Sorry Day
Smoking ceremony
Flag raising ceremony on Sorry Day
Flag raising ceremony
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Michael Long quote
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