The Uluru Statement from the Heart in Your Language
The Uluru Statement from the Heart is now available as a podcast collection in more than 20 Aboriginal languages (from communities in the Northern Territory and from Northern Western Australia). The collection will continue to grow as many more First Nations languages are translated. For the first time, you can listen to the historic call for ‘Voice, Treaty and Truth’ in Aboriginal languages, with the purpose of continuing the national dialogue that also includes over 60 languages to serve Culturally and Linguistically Diverse communities. In May 2017, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander delegates came together at the First Nations National Constitutional Convention near Uluru and presented the Uluru Statement from the Heart to the Australian people. The Statement calls for a First Nations Voice to Parliament, enshrined in the constitution, and a process for agreement making (Treaty) and truth-telling. It was the culmination of 13 deliberative Regional Dialogues across Australia with First Nations communities. The Statement seeks to establish a relationship between Australia's First Nations peoples and the Australian nation based on truth, justice and self-determination. Music by Frank Yamma. Photo by Jimmy Widders Hunt.