Listen to this National Sorry Day podcast below, courtesy of Associate Professor Megan Williams, the Research Lead and Assistant Director of the National Centre for Cultural Competence at The University of Sydney, and a contributing editor at Croakey.
Telling a story of synchronicity, being at the right place at the right time and getting the reinforcement to keep working despite the challenges, this podcast connects Stolen Generations issues, work and family life in contemporary Australia.
Held every year in Australia on May 26, National Sorry Day acknowledges Stolen Generations and their experiences as a result of past policies and practices in Australia. National Sorry Day is alongside National Reconciliation Week from 27 May to 3 June.
This podcast has been produced by the National Centre for Cultural Competence at the University of Sydney.
It is a reflection on a poem about Wiradjuri woman Mum Shirl, known for her efforts supporting Aboriginal people, many of whom were Stolen Generations and their descendants.
Williams, a Wiradjuri researcher, tells a story about being given the poem and being inspired by Mum Shirl.
Didgeridoo is by Wiradjuri man Mark Williams from Jali Yarabil Tree Song, with clapsticks by Wiradjuri young fella Balin Williams, both who also speak.