Today is National Sorry Day, which acknowledges the wrongful treatment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people under Government policy, which came to be known as the stolen generations, which removed children and young people from their families and communities.
This occasion represents an opportunity for all Australians to reflect on past government practices and to understand the ongoing trauma that continues to affect the oldest, continuous living culture on our planet.
We all have a role to play in reconciliation and restoration.
Sadly, the removal of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children from their families continues to occur at a rate of 10.6 times that of non-Indigenous children.
To commemorate this day, the Uniting Country SA Foster Care Team hosed a Sorry Day lunch in Kadina.
Today we reflected upon the Stolen Generation and contemplated how we can contribute to the healing process as individuals and as an organisation.