Rain fails to dampen spirits at Sorry Day
DESPITE the rain, spirits were not dampened at the National Sorry Day ceremony held in the Cairns Regional Council’s Mossman office last Friday.
Council invited indigenous and non-indigenous members of the community to join together in recognition of the Stolen Generation and the true spirit of reconciliation.
“National Sorry day is a very important day,” Division 10 councillor Julia Leu said.
“It’s about recognising the hurt and significant impact the Stolen Generation had on indigenous people.
“In recognition of the past, it brings people together for a positive future”.
Jabalbina CEO Michael Friday said he was happy with the turnout.
“Reconciliation Week is important for the indigenous and nonindigenous alike - it helps create understanding,” he said.
Keith Pitt, Division 10 councillor Julia Leu and Jabalbina CEO Michael