Curtin University marks National Sorry Day with speech

National Sorry Day inside the Centre for Aboriginal Studies at Curtin University. Picture: Will Russell D483269
National Sorry Day inside the Centre for Aboriginal Studies at Curtin University. Picture: Will Russell D483269

NATIONAL Sorry Day was marked with a speech from Tony Hansen at Curtin’s Centre for Aboriginal Studies on Friday.

Mr Hansen was born in Katanning and was forcibly removed from his mother and grandparent’s care in the early 1970s as a toddler.

He worked within the government sector for 30 years and now works for Communicare, holding roles on the Bringing Them Home Committee and the Carrolup Elders Reference Group, and the South West Boojarh Group of the South West Aboriginal Land and Sea Council.

National Sorry Day gives people the chance to come together and share the steps towards healing for the Stolen Generations, their families and communities.

This year’s theme was “Don’t keep history a mystery” and invites people to learn, share and grow through a deeper understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and the national story.

Curtin University recently added a new free online course entitled Noongar Language and Culture that consists of six modules to develop an awareness and appreciation for Noongar culture.

For more information on the course, visit https://www.edx.org/course/noongar-language-and-culture.

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