Voice – Treaty - Truth
Take action and grow the movement in support of the Uluru Statement and Voice Treaty Truth:
FROM THE HEART WEEK OF ACTION: 25-31 JANUARY 2021
From the heart campaign is holding a week of action (WoA) during week of 25-31 January to coincide with the release of the government’s Voice Co-Design Report for public consultation on 9 January.
The WoA is a call to take a simple daily action over seven days to drive awareness and support for our submission and make our voices heard:
- Use the toolkit to participate in From the Heart’s #WoA activities and help spread the word about a Voice to Parliament.
- There is also a digital canvas for people to easily sign. We know not everyone has the time to make a submission (they won’t need to be long-winded documents – they can be as little a few key points).
- The digital canvas gives people the opportunity to ‘sign their support’ for the Uluru Statement, in a similar way to how the original Uluru Statement was signed. This is our way of showing high numbers of supporters. Ideally, we would like people to do both – sign the digital canvas and make a submission as the digital canvas is not connected to the government’s consultation process. You can then update your Facebook profile image to show you have signed!
Following the WOA, the Australian Government’s consultation process on the Voice proposals ends on 31 March 2021, with the final report to follow. It is not a long consultation window so there is a very specific and limited opportunity. The general public can make a submission here.
Voice Treaty Truth Toolkit:
You can use our toolkit below to organise an event in your workplace, school or community –Download our toolkit below.
Uluru Statement from the Heart Toolkit
- The Uluru Statement from the Heart
- Engaging with the Statement: FAQS and Discussion Prompts
- Factsheets: Voice, Treaty, Truth, How to be a Good Ally.
- Host an Event: Why, What, Who, Where When and How.
- Event Checklist Summary
- Welcome to Country guide
- Ideas for speakers, panellists and videos
- Call to Action – What can I do?
- Conversation Guide
- Reading List and useful resources/links
- Templates: MP letters, poster, invitation, sign-up sheet, event schedule & Media Release
- Social media kit
- Uluru Statement from the Heart artwork meaning
Here is a beginners guide to the Uluru Statement from the Heart put together by Sheila Quonoeny PBVM
Actions you could take now
- Write a letter to your MP – content tailored to your electorate
- Get active on social media – Uluru Statement social media kit.
- Follow @reconciliationNSW, @voicetreatytruth. Join Uluru Statement from the Heart & First Nations Voice Supporters (Official)
- Sign up to Uluru Statement and From the Heart and add your voice to those supporting the reforms in the Uluru Statement
- Add your voice to the Spinifex Gum song Dream Baby Dream a collaboration that sings for a voice for First Nations People. https://spinifexgum.com/
- Become a member of Reconciliation NSW here, and stay up to date on the latest news
- Download poster and insert your company logo.
- Inform yourself – downloadable FAQs and Factsheets
- Read and listen to the Uluru Statement from the Heart
Dean Parkin TEDxCanberra – The Uluru Statement From The Heart – an idea whose time has come.
See our full list of videos films and explainers here
Discussions about constitutional recognition, treaty, and truth-telling are important on the road to reconciliation.
The Uluru Statement from the Heart
Reconciliation NSW supports the Uluru Statement from the Heart and the From the Heart campaign for a Voice to Parliament enabled by the constitution. The Uluru Statement from the Heart, based on the direction of the 12 First Nations Regional Dialogues, is the continuation of calls over many decades by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to move past Australia’s colonial legacy by being recognised and heard in their own countries, and with the right and capacity to practice self-determination. It outlines a series of reforms – Voice, Treaty, Truth – where a constitutionally enshrined ‘First Nations Voice’ which would be able to speak into Parliament is supported a Makarrata Commission to supervise a process for both agreement making between governments and First Nations, and historical truth-telling.
It provides a clear and practical path forward for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander self-determination in accordance with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.
The Uluru Statement from the Heart is a generous and heartfelt invitation from First Nations to non-Indigenous Australia “to walk with us in a movement of the Australian people for a better future”
Three years on
It has been three years since that historic moment at Uluru, and the movement has grown to achieve the collective hopes in the Uluru Statement from the Heart.
The leaders of the Uluru Statement campaign recently launched a new education project under the banner of ‘From the Heart’. The website, www.fromtheheart.com.au, has an option to sign up as a supporter and we ask that you sign up and help us to sign up many more Australians.
“Don’t let time weary you. Don’t let the politicians turn our dream into a nightmare. Keep walking with us all the way until First Nations voices are heard” Larrakia man, Thomas Mayor
For more information about Constitutional reform and Voice Treaty Truth see the following pages
Read the latest news from the SMH ‘Unifying moment’: Campaign aims to amplify Indigenous voice
The Australian 14.7.2020 Majority Support Indigenous Voice to Parliament