Plug In TV takes a look at National Sorry Day 2005.
The Plug In Tv crew take a look at National Sorry Day.
National Sorry Day is an Australian event held each year on May 26 since 1998.
Between 1995 and 1997 an enquiry was held into the removal of Aboriginalchildren from their families, the "Stolen Generation". The final report, "Bringing Them Home - Report of the National Inquiry into the Separation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children from Their Families"
was released in 1997. One year after the release of the final report, a
National Sorry Day was instituted, to acknowledge the wrong that had
been done to indigenous families and so that the healing process could
begin. Many politicians, from both sides of the house, participated.
The Prime Minister of Australia, John Howard, however, did not participate and does not support the concept.
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