Voice, Treaty, Truth – NAIDOC Week 2019 theme
In 2017, over 250 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people from all over Australia met near Uluru. The result, the Uluṟu Statement from the Heart, informed the 2019 NAIDOC theme – Voice, Treaty, Truth.
Have you heard of the Uluṟu Statement from the Heart?
In 2017, over 250 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people from all over Australia met near Uluru. Together, they resolved on a statement calling for a First Nations Voice in parliament, and a commission to supervise an agreement between First Nations peoples and the Australian governments.
This statement informs the theme of NAIDOC Week 2019, which is Voice, Treaty, Truth.
It’s about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples being heard and recognised, particularly in government and the democratic process. For this to happen, the truths of Australia’s history and experience must be shared so we can move forward.
“The history of our First Peoples is the history of all of us, of all of Australia, and we need to own it - hearing this history is necessary before we can come to some true reconciliation, some genuine healing for both sides,” says National NAIDOC Co Chair John Paul Janke. “Then we can move forward together.”
Want to know more about treaty?
Register to attend Treaty then, treaty now, treaty when?
6pm Thursday 11 July at UTS
The event is being hosted by the UTS Jumbunna Institute for Indigenous Education and Research in partnership with the UTS Centre for Social Justice.