An excerpt from Professor Tom Calma’s response to the National Apology to the Stolen Generations.
This activity will make a perfect addition to your collection of National Sorry Day teaching resources.
What is National Sorry Day?
National Sorry Day is an annual day of remembrance held in Australia on 26 May. The purpose of the day is to recognise and reflect upon the mistreatment of Australia’s First Nations peoples since the arrival of Europeans in 1788. The day also shines a light on Australia’s journey toward becoming a reconciled nation.
A starting point for discussing The National Apology to the Stolen Generations
This resource includes a printable excerpt from Professor Tom Calma’s 2008 response to the National Apology to the Stolen Generations.
A great addition to your collection of First Nations resources
This teaching resource addresses the cross-curricular priority of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Culture. It can be used in conjunction with the following activities:
Australian Curriculum alignment
Days and weeks celebrated or commemorated in Australia (including Australia Day, Anzac Day, and National Sorry Day) and the importance of symbols and emblems
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