03 June 2021

Sorry Day Smoking Ceremony

Sorry Day Smoking Ceremony

Last week, Saint Ignatius College commemorated Sorry Day, a significant event in the Australian calendar.

On this day, we apologise for the mistreatment inflicted on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, most notably the Stolen Generations.

We are grateful to Norm Stanley and Nikki McKenzie for welcoming us to Wadawurrung country and conducting a smoking ceremony for Saint Ignatius. We are also grateful to our guest speaker Inala Cooper, for her sharing her touching story about her family’s experiences with discrimination in Australia.

A video of the Sorry Day Smoking Ceremony can be watched below.

Toby Mew  Student FIRE Carrier