Southern Cross University marks Sorry Day
SOUTHERN Cross University's Sorry Day events yesterday marked five years since former prime minister Kevin Rudd publicly apologised to Indigenous Australians.
National Sorry Day offered Australians the chance to reflect on the impact of damaging Government policies spanning over 150 years of forcibly removing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children from their families.
The majority of stolen generation survivors are now over the age of 45 and although they have heard the word 'Sorry', they have not seen any real justice, a spokesperson for the university said.
Speakers at Gold Coast Campus included Emeritus professor Judy Atkinson and a number of Indigenous elders and community members, who each had a story to tell.
Sorry Day events at the university were hosted by the Southern Cross University Indigenous Events and Coordinating Committee, a collaboration of Indigenous and non-Indigenous staff, students and community members.
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