Today is a significant day for First Nations people in Australia. This is the day we remember the Stolen Generations - the First Nations children who were forcibly removed from their families.

Although this is an important day, we don’t just remember today, we commemorate these people and their families in all that we do as First Nations people. In the ways we search for and maintain our respective cultures and in speaking out against injustices ingrained in prejudice against us and those we love.

As Bronwyn Carlson writes, First Nations children continue to be over-represented in out-of-home care, and this nation needs to stop turning a blind eye to this. Sorry Day needs to be more than a day to remember, it’s a day that reminds us there are still children who need to be brought home.

Carissa Lee

First Nations and Public Policy Editor

National Sorry Day is a day to commemorate those taken. But ‘sorry’ is not enough – we need action

Bronwyn Carlson, Macquarie University

Today is National Sorry Day. This is when we commemorate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who were forcibly removed from their families.

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