On the fiftieth anniversary of the 1967 referendum, the Uluru Statement from the Heart called for Australians to stand for real change. Join three of its authors for an urgent discussion about the future of Indigenous rights.
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Auslan interpretation service is provided for audiences who are deaf and use Australian Sign Language (Auslan). Experienced Auslan interpreters stand to the side of the stage and translate what the speakers are saying into Auslan. The live stream of this event will also be live captioned.
Voice, Treaty, Truth: Indigenous rights and structural change
In 2017, the Uluru Statement from the Heart was issued as an invitation to all Australians to walk with First Nations people and compel politicians to make real change. Made through historic consensus of Indigenous leaders, the statement called for Voice, Treaty, Truth: a constitutionally enshrined First Nations Voice to Parliament and a Makarrata Commission to supervise agreement-making and truth telling.
Four years on, the Uluru Statement from the Heart has been awarded the Sydney Peace Prize, which recognises global voices that promote peace, justice, and nonviolence. Megan Davis and Pat Anderson are two of the principle architects of the groundbreaking document. How was it created? What work still needs to be done to see it realised? And how can we keep advocating for Indigenous rights, and fighting for justice?
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More about Pat Anderson AO...
Alyawarre woman, Pat Anderson, is a prominent leader and tireless advocate dedicated to advancing self-determination and the health and education of Australia’s First Nations people. Her work spans Indigenous health and education, recognition, and the welfare of children, with a strong focus on the need for consultative leadership and strategies that address power imbalances. She was awarded a Human Rights Medal from the Australian Human Rights Commission, a NAIDOC Lifetime Achievement Award and appointed Officer of the Order of Australia.
More about Professor Megan Davis...
Professor Megan Davis is the Pro Vice-Chancellor Indigenous and Professor of Law at UNSW. She is a Cobble Cobble woman of the Burrungum Nation. She is Acting Commissioner of the NSW Land and Environment Court. Professor Davis is a constitutional lawyer and was a member of the Prime Minister’s Expert Panel on the Recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island Peoples in the Constitution and the Prime Minister’s Referendum Council. She is currently an expert member of the United Nations Human Rights Council’s Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous peoples. Professor Davis designed the deliberative dialogues and the National Constitutional Convention that led to the Uluru Statement from the Heart. She has been leading the campaign for the past four years travelling Australia to mobilise a people’s movement.
More about Thomas Mayor...
Thomas Mayor is a Torres Strait Islander man born on Larrakia country in Darwin. As an Islander growing up on the mainland, he learned to hunt traditional foods with his father and to island dance from the Darwin community of Torres Strait Islanders. Following the Uluru Convention, Thomas was entrusted to carry the sacred canvas of the Uluru Statement from the Heart. He then embarked on an eighteen-month journey around the country to garner support for a constitutionally enshrined First Nations voice.
Experience ANTIDOTE live on Stream
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