National Sorry Day

National Sorry Day

Students who attended the event are also involved in the College's AIME programme.

A group of 13 CBC students spent Friday immersed in Indigenous culture as part of a powerful National Sorry Day event at Wellington Square in Perth.

Boys spent the day hearing stories from Indigenous elders and other significant figures, as well as engaging with groups including the Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience (AIME), a programme that has been embraced by the College.

CBC's Indigenous Reconciliation Coordinator, Mr Jason Matthews, said the day is an important one for Indigenous students at the College.

"It's important for these boys to get out and experience their culture, meet other kids in their position and hear stories from elders," he said.

Year 9 student Jimmy Roe Thompson, said the event was an important learning experience.

"Sorry Day is about more than saying sorry, it's about working together," he said.

Sorry Day commemorates the handing down of Bringing Them Home, a report into the Stolen Generation, tabled in federal parliament on the day in 1997. The report recommended compensation and apology be offered to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders affected by forced removal policies.