Uluru Statement and a people's movement

 

The Uluru Statement from the Heart was the culmination of a series of Indigenous dialogues across Australia, a painstakingly crafted response to the question of constitutional recognition. It rejected symbolism in favour of a representative voice to parliament, and a process of truth-telling and treaty.

In this episode, we catch up with Thomas Mayor, who has been bringing the Uluru Statement to different communities. He is a Torres Strait Islander and the Northern Territory branch secretary of Maritime Union Australia.

He talks about what the past year has been like and what he thinks it's going to take make the vision at Uluru a reality.

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Fatima MeashamFatima Measham is a Eureka Street consulting editor. She co-hosts the ChatterSquare podcast, tweets as @foomeister and blogs on Medium.

Topic tags: Fatima Measham, Thomas Mayor, Uluru Statement, Aboriginal Australians

 

 

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