Take Action on the Fourth Anniversary of the Uluru Statement from the Heart
May 13, 2021
On May 26, 2021, From the Heart will be celebrating the fourth anniversary of the delivery of the Uluru Statement of the Heart at Yulara in the Northern Territory.
The Uluru Statement from the Heart was the culmination of the deliberations of the Referendum Council, where 250 Indigenous delegates came together at the First Nations Constitutional Convention.
The Convention consisted of three days of intense debate and was the culmination of 12 regional dialogues held across the nation from December 2016 to May 2017. Approximately 1,200 Indigenous people from urban, regional and remote communities attended the two-day dialogues that were designed and run by the Referendum Council.
The Uluru Statement from the Heart proposed three structural reforms to address the challenges experienced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders across the country:
- A Voice to Parliament that is enshrined in the Constitution
- A Makarrata Commission that would lead a process of:
- Agreement making, or treaties
- Truth-telling about our nation’s history
From the Heart supports all three elements of the Uluru Statement and is prosecuting the positive case for a Voice to Parliament enshrined in the Australian Constitution.
Over the past year, thousands of Australians have joined the From the Heart campaign to show their support for the Uluru Statement for the Heart.
On the 4th Anniversary of the Uluru Statement from the Heart, we want you to help us keep up the momentum of the campaign. You can do this by:
- Writing to your MP
- Donate to the From the Heart Campaign
- Sign the Uluru Statement Canvas and back our call for a constitutionally-enshrined Voice
- More ideas for action can be found here.
Together, we can achieve change through a referendum to enshrine a Voice in the Constitution. With your support, we can all deliver fair and practical change for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders.