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Reflecting on National Sorry Day

26 May 2020

 

Tuesday, 26 May, marks National Sorry Day, the 23rd anniversary of when the landmark ‘Bringing them Home’ report was tabled in federal parliament.

The report detailed findings from the National Inquiry into the Separation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children from Their Families.

As health workers, we often come face-to-face with the health inequities between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people.

While our nation has made strides to acknowledge and recognise the Stolen Generations, the social determinants of health still drive poorer outcomes in those affected by historic policies of forced child removal, transferring trauma and its health implications down through generations.

In this short video, two of our Aboriginal health care workers reflect on what Sorry Day means to them in the context of their work with the Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District.