The Message of the Uluru Statement from the Heart

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The Message of the Uluru Statement from the Heart

Thank you for your participation in the Uluru Statement event on Tuesday evening. We were grateful to receive such positive feedback about the event. Thomas’ personal story and journey of the Uluru Statement from the Heart I think captured us all in his First Nation struggle for a Voice. The event recording is available in the Link Here.

Please see below the resources that were mentioned during the event –

One of the main actions Thomas asked was for us to spread the word about the intention of the Uluru Statement. As he said when people know what they are trying to achieve they are very supportive.

1. Register Support:
Please register your support on either of these websites to keep informed of the public consultation about the campaign –
https://fromtheheart.com.au/
https://ulurustatement.org/. There is a campaign toolkit available at https://ulurustatement.org/campaign-toolkit

2. Read the book/s for new knowledge and help spread the word. Lots of people have not heard about the Uluru Statement. Those that know about the journey are very supportive.

Finding the Heart of the Nation, Journey of the Uluru Statement Towards Voice, Treaty and Truth and Finding Our Heart book for children by Thomas Mayor. Learn along with the children!
https://www.booktopia.com.au/finding-the-heart-of-the-nation-thomas-mayor/book/9781741176728.html
Also available at Dymocks

A Voice in the Wilderness: listening to the Statement of the Heart by Celia Kemp

3. Film
The 20 minute Rachel Perkins film that costs $1.00 can be purchased at –
https://theeducationshop.com.au/streaming-content/uluru-statement-from-the-heart-explainer-video-lifetime-access/

4. Contact politicians far and wide and make sure they know that you support a referendum to enshrine an indigeous Voice. The Voice is required first because as Thomas advised, a Treaty can be thrown out by a change in government at any time.

5. Contact Thomas if you need further advocacy information by email – thomas.mayor@mua.org.au

6. Encourage a local indigenous person in your area to champion the cause and join Thomas’ advocacy campaign.

The Uluru Statement from the Heart is a profound call from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders peoples for constitutional change and structural reform in their relationship with Australia – a relationship based on fairness, truth, justice and self-determination where Indigenous cultures can flourish, and the Australian nation can reach a fuller potential. It is an invitation from First Nations to all Australians “to walk with us in a movement of the Australian people for a better future”.

So let’s be part of the journey to build the power and make decision makers accountable for the treatment of the First Nation people from 1967 to 2020!

In unity!

Noreen Nicholson

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