“Not only does NSLHD acknowledge the suffering, we are more determined now than ever before to walk hand in hand with our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to ease the suffering and to listen to your advice and act on it.”
NSLHD Chief Executive Deb Willcox said: “For us to reconcile and heal as a nation, everyone needs to reflect and consider that reconciliation must be in the hearts, minds and actions of us all if we are to truly be a nation that honours and respects First Nations people – people who belong to the longest continuous culture in the world.”
Sorry Day marks the start of National Reconciliation Week, from 27 May to 3 June. This week provides an opportunity for people to come together, reconcile and heal as a nation with the theme of “Be Brave. Make Change”.
For more information on this week and its significance, visit www.reconciliation.org.au and www.healingfoundation.org.au.