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'We want referendum': intensive Uluru talks call for an end to the fighting - The Guardian;

'We want referendum': intensive Uluru talks call for an end to the fighting - The Guardian

The Guardian'We want referendum': intensive Uluru talks call for an end to the fightingThe GuardianIndigenous Anangu elders singing in Pitjantjatjara at the closing ceremony of the Uluru convention at Mutitjulu on Friday. Photograph: Calla Wahlquist for the Guardian. Indigenous Australians. 'We want referendum': intensive Uluru talks call for an end ...and more »

Australia's Aborigines Seek Treaties for Constitutional Acknowledgment - The Wire;

Australia's Aborigines Seek Treaties for Constitutional Acknowledgment - The Wire

The WireAustralia's Aborigines Seek Treaties for Constitutional AcknowledgmentThe WirePerformers from East Arnhem Land dance during the opening ceremony for the National Indigenous Constitutional Convention, a three-day conference designed to come up with a consensus response on how indigenous people should be recognised in ...and more »

Referendum a challenge: PM - The Australian;

Referendum a challenge: PM - The Australian

The AustralianReferendum a challenge: PMThe AustralianPrime Minister Malcolm Turnbull warned on Saturday that “controversial” changes to the constitution have little hope of succeeding with political unity after indigenous leaders called for a treaty instead of “symbolic” constitutional acknowledgment. On ...and more »

Tanya Hosch: the AFL leader of a mission for cultural change - Herald Sun;

Tanya Hosch: the AFL leader of a mission for cultural change - Herald Sun

Herald SunTanya Hosch: the AFL leader of a mission for cultural changeHerald SunTANYA Hosch is the General Manager of Inclusion and Social Policy for the AFL. It is a complex title for a complex job. It's a position that covers the issues surrounding racism, gender and sexuality, among others, in our game. I spoke with Tanya ahead ...and more »

The Australian people will vote yes to referendum changes that end inequalities - The Stringer;

The Australian people will vote yes to referendum changes that end inequalities - The Stringer

The StringerThe Australian people will vote yes to referendum changes that end inequalitiesThe StringerWhatever the Australian people are presented in a referendum as proposed amendments to the Australian Constitution, the majority of Australians will vote yes. Most Australians are not deeply racist. Most Australians do want to live in harmony, do want ...and more »

Australia's Aborigines seek treaties in drive for more than symbolic change - ClickLancashire;

Australia's Aborigines seek treaties in drive for more than symbolic change - ClickLancashire

ClickLancashireAustralia's Aborigines seek treaties in drive for more than symbolic changeClickLancashireReferendum Council Co-Chair Pat Anderson said although governments had ignored the demands of the Aboriginal community for decades, she's determined to bring an end to disadvantage. NSW delegate and Wiradjuri elder Jenny Munro argued that her ...and more »

Shorten says Uluru statement deserves 'open mind', but Turnbull cautious of challenges - ABC Online;

Shorten says Uluru statement deserves 'open mind', but Turnbull cautious of challenges - ABC Online

ABC OnlineShorten says Uluru statement deserves 'open mind', but Turnbull cautious of challengesABC OnlinePolitical leaders should keep an "open mind" to calls from Indigenous leaders for a new representative body, Federal Opposition Leader Bill Shorten says. Key points: Shorten vows Labor will not shy away from "big questions"; Turnbull warns ...and more »

Turnbull warns Australian voters "conservative" on constitutional change - Illawarra Mercury

Turnbull warns Australian voters "conservative" on constitutional changeIllawarra MercuryPrime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has not backed ambitious calls for the Federal Government to sign a treaty with the First Nations, warning the Australian public is "conservative" when it comes to constitutional change. See your ad here · See your ad here.and more »

Turnbull warns Australian voters 'conservative' on constitutional change - The Sydney Morning Herald;

Turnbull warns Australian voters 'conservative' on constitutional change - The Sydney Morning Herald

The Sydney Morning HeraldTurnbull warns Australian voters 'conservative' on constitutional changeThe Sydney Morning HeraldPrime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has cautiously responded to Indigenous leaders' calls for a constitutionally enshrined "voice" to parliament, warning that Australians are "conservative" about constitutional change. Speaking at a lunch at Crown on ...and more »

Referendum process won't be easy: Turnbull - The Australian

Referendum process won't be easy: TurnbullThe AustralianPrime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has warned "controversial" changes to the constitution have little hope of succeeding after indigenous leaders called for a treaty instead of "symbolic" constitutional acknowledgement. On Friday, hundreds of indigenous ...and more »

Reconciliation Walk | photos, video - Port Macquarie News;

Reconciliation Walk | photos, video - Port Macquarie News

Port Macquarie NewsReconciliation Walk | photos, videoPort Macquarie NewsThe Reconciliation Walk along the Hastings waterfront was attended by Uncle Bill O'Brien, Cr Justin Levido and community members. National Reconciliation Week is held annually on May 27 to June 3 to mark significant historical milestones in the journey ...and more »

Reflections about Reconciliation by Bellingen's Mirka (May) Smith - Bellingen Courier Sun;

Reflections about Reconciliation by Bellingen's Mirka (May) Smith - Bellingen Courier Sun

Bellingen Courier SunReflections about Reconciliation by Bellingen's Mirka (May) SmithBellingen Courier SunNational Reconciliation Week – a tribute to reconciliation written by Mirka (May) Smith, who works at the Bellingen Neighbourhood Centre. May is Swiss and was born overseas. May's story. Reconciliation is about unity and respect between Aboriginal and ...and more »

Sam Backo and the 50-year road to a level playing field - The Border Mail;

Sam Backo and the 50-year road to a level playing field - The Border Mail

The Border MailSam Backo and the 50-year road to a level playing fieldThe Border MailPortrait of Aunty Norma Ingram, member of the City of Sydney's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Advisory Panel, who was a teenager at the time of the referendum, at Uluru on Thursday 25 May 2017. fedpol Photo: Alex Ellinghausen. See your ad here ...and more »

The constitutional recognition debate is nothing like 1967 - ABC Online;

The constitutional recognition debate is nothing like 1967 - ABC Online

ABC OnlineThe constitutional recognition debate is nothing like 1967ABC OnlineWhen it comes to the 1967 referendum finally counting Aboriginal people in the national census, there is one thing that strikes me about the process. It was the most successful referendum outcome since Federation — because it came from the grassroots, ...and more »

The Journey Home – Sorry Day 2017 - The Westender;

The Journey Home – Sorry Day 2017 - The Westender

The WestenderThe Journey Home – Sorry Day 2017The WestenderOn 7 February 1997 Brisbane City Council, churches and local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities began a series of events entitled Kul-gun Da 'Lo-bol' pa – The Journey Home, to recognise the Stolen Generation. Indigenous Elders led a ...and more »

Symbolic constitutional recognition off the table after Uluru talks, Indigenous leaders say - ABC Online;

Symbolic constitutional recognition off the table after Uluru talks, Indigenous leaders say - ABC Online

ABC OnlineSymbolic constitutional recognition off the table after Uluru talks, Indigenous leaders sayABC OnlineThe Referendum Council will officially recommend to both Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Opposition Leader Bill Shorten that a treaty be established with Australia's First Nations people, and that a permanent place for First Australians is ...and more »

Aboriginal leaders call for representative body in Aus - Radio New Zealand;

Aboriginal leaders call for representative body in Aus - Radio New Zealand

Radio New ZealandAboriginal leaders call for representative body in AusRadio New ZealandIndigenous leaders from across Australia have outright rejected the idea of mere recognition in the constitution, instead calling for a representative body to be enshrined in the nation's founding document and a process established working towards ...and more »

There Was No Emoji Flag for Australia's Indigenous Peoples. So Twitter Made One. - Slate Magazine (blog);

There Was No Emoji Flag for Australia's Indigenous Peoples. So Twitter Made One. - Slate Magazine (blog)

Slate Magazine (blog)There Was No Emoji Flag for Australia's Indigenous Peoples. So Twitter Made One.Slate Magazine (blog)Emoji flags are one medium through which Twitter users signal a sense of inclusion, whether by supporting a national sports team, displaying some garden-variety patriotism, or engaging in presidential jingoism. But what if you don't have an emoji flag ...and more »

Indigenous summit rejects 'minimalist' recognition, pushes for treaty and voice in constitution - The Sydney Morning Herald;

Indigenous summit rejects 'minimalist' recognition, pushes for treaty and voice in constitution - The Sydney Morning Herald

The Sydney Morning HeraldIndigenous summit rejects 'minimalist' recognition, pushes for treaty and voice in constitutionThe Sydney Morning HeraldA referendum could be held early next year to enshrine a "First Nations Voice" in the constitution after a historic all-Indigenous convention overwhelmingly backed the move. Play Video. Replay Video. Play Video Don't Play ...and more »

Aboriginal Leaders Gather to Seek Recognition Agreement in Australia - Latin American Herald Tribune;

Aboriginal Leaders Gather to Seek Recognition Agreement in Australia - Latin American Herald Tribune

Latin American Herald TribuneAboriginal Leaders Gather to Seek Recognition Agreement in AustraliaLatin American Herald TribuneSYDNEY – Some 200 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leaders are attending a summit in central Australia on Friday to seek full recognition of indigenous peoples in the country. The meeting, which takes place at the iconic rock of Uluru in the ...and more »