In recognition of Reconciliation Week and National Sorry Day, Western Australia commemorated the history of forcible removals and the stolen generation of Indigenous families on Friday 26 May at Wellington Square in the City.
Students from Aboriginal Education at La Salle College were among the one thousand school children who attended this event. They were joined by 50 other schools.
They had the opportunity to listen to members of the stolen generation and special guest Archie Roach. He also performed his song "They took the children away". La Salle College students Timothy Mallard and Ricky Tchooga got up on the stage to dance with an Indigenous Dance Group.
At school, students took part in creating a painting that reflects communities coming together, as the leaves of the tree are the fingerprints of the staff and students at La Salle College. The College is recognised for having the largest enrolment of Indigenous students and is the only Catholic College with an Indigenous Boarding House in Western Australia.