The Uluru Statement from the Heart is an invitation to the Australian people from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to “walk with us in a movement of the Australian people for a better future”.
We invite you to this thought-provoking event to better understand the Uluru Statement from the Heart by listening to a diverse range of speakers.
It was issued in May 2017 following a ground-breaking process of 12 deliberative regional dialogues held across Australia – including one in South Australia – attended by local traditional owners, Indigenous community-based organisations and leaders. Each dialogue selected their own representatives to attend the First Nations Constitutional Convention at Uluru where, by an overwhelming consensus, more than 250 delegates endorsed the Uluru Statement.
The Uluru Statement seeks structural reform based on principles of justice and self-determination to give Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples greater say in and authority over decisions that affect them. Specifically, it calls for a constitutionally enshrined First Nations Voice to Parliament and a Makarrata Commission to supervise a process of agreement-making and truth-telling. These reforms are encapsulated as Voice, Treaty, Truth.
Since the Uluru Statement was issued, it has garnered widespread public support and backing from a wide and diverse range of community and corporate sector organisations as well as leading legal bodies and scholars.
At this event, you’ll be able to:
- Hear how the Uluru Statement came to be, what it seeks, and why it is important
- See the iconic Uluru Statement from the Heart canvas and receive a printed A4 copy
- Learn what South Australian Government, the broader community and corporate sectors are doing in regards to the aspirations expressed in the Uluru Statement
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Friday, 27 March 2020
9:15am registration for a 10:00am start to 12:30pm close
Ian McLachlan Room, Adelaide Oval, War Memorial Drive,
North Adelaide SA 5006
Free for State Government Members
$30 for non members