Join Aboriginal elders, Treaty campaigners and community organisers to discuss what a Treaty would mean for Australia's first peoples.
In February 2016, the Victorian Government met with representatives of all Victorian Aboriginal tribes. This was the first such meeting in 20 years, and it was called to discuss the recognition of Aboriginal people in the Australian Constitution. At the end of the meeting, however, it was made clear by the Aboriginal people participating that what they wanted to pursue was a Treaty. A follow-up meeting was arranged in May 2016 and once again there was widespread support among Aboriginal people for a Treaty between themselves and the Victorian Government.
Australia is the only country in the Commonwealth that does not have a Treaty with its Indigenous People.
This forum brings together Aboriginal elders, Treaty campaigners and community organisers to discuss what a Treaty might look like, what it might include, and most significantly of all, what it would mean for Australia's first peoples. The forum will also focus on how different, albeit likeminded communities, might come together in order to the build the broad-based support needed to realise this goal.
Friends of the Earth and RMIT’s Centre for Global Research are proud to support this important forum, which will be conducted over two hours, including 30 minutes for questions and open discussion. It is hoped that a working group will emerge among the forum attendees. It is also hoped that this forum will be the first of a series of similar events.
Speakers to include Uncle Larry Walsh, Robbie Thorpe and others to be announced.
Registration and bookings
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