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National Sorry Day and Reconciliation Week

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Friday is National Sorry Day, the annual event held on 26 May to acknowledge the pain, injustice and enduring impacts of the stolen generations on our First Nations communities.

This year’s theme is ‘Be a Voice for Generations’ and urges allies to voice their support and use their vote to create a stronger, fairer and more inclusive Australia for everyone.

Reconciliation Week will host a number of events throughout the shire, open to all and facilitated by Nalderun Education Aboriginal Corporation. Music, walks, films, guided tours and local favourite, Taproom Pub Sing are a few of the ways to celebrate reconciliation week and help nurture, educate and commemorate the entire community as a whole.

Mount Alexander Shire Council’s Mayor, Cr Rosie Annear, says that Sorry Day and National Reconciliation Week are deeply important for acknowledging the pain of the past and moving towards a reconciled future.

“We all have a role to play in reconciliation,” said Mayor Annear.

To find out more about the events of Reconciliation Week, head to the Mount Alexander Shire Council website and search for Sorry Day and Reconciliation Week 2023 activities.

Tarrangower Times 26 May 2023

This article appeared in the Tarrangower Times, 26 May 2023.


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