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Sorry Day: Moorditj Mag speak to Members of the Stolen Gen

Thursday 23rd May / presented by Nick Abraham Jim Morrison

Sunday - May 26th - commemorates National Sorry Day. The very first Sorry Day was held in 1998 on May 26, one year after the Bringing them Home report (A report regarding the historic removal of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children from their families) was tabled.

The day is solely dedicated to the rememberance and recognition of individuals who were apart of the "Stolen Generation"...aka the many Indigenous children who were removed by force from not only their families and their home...but from their language, their values and responsibilites too.

A verbal/physical apology was conducted nation wide by then Prime Minister Kevin Rudd on February 13th, 2008 on behalf of all decendants of the first colonisers and their ancestors for the forcal removal and separation of Aboriginal families; as well as the iniatiation of such horrendous acts and the unfortunate treatment that was bestowed to them in the mission camps the children were placed into.

To commemorate the day in their own special had Jim and Nick - the men of Moorditj Mag - speak to several surviving members of the Stolen Generation in regards to what the day personally means to them...including their thoughts, opinions; personal experiences, as well as any other comments they'd like to make in regards to Sorry Day in general...

Speaking on the Moorditj Mag today was Fred Penny, Jim Dayton; and Angela Ryder...

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