The Uluru Statement from the Heart was a message to all Australians from indigenous Australians. It is the culmination of more than a decades work, and was the largest deliberative process
on Indigenous constitutional recognition in history.
Held at the foot of Australia’s physical and spiritual center, Uluru in Central Australia on the lands of the Anangu people, the statement called
for the establishment of a ‘First Nations Voice’ enshrined in the Australia
Constitution and the establishment of a ‘Makarrata Commission’ to supervise
agreement-making and truth-telling between governments and Aboriginal and
Torres Strait Islander peoples.
The Uluru Statement was the culmination of 13
Regional Dialogues held around the country. It comes after many decades of
Indigenous struggles for recognition and calls for a stronger voice in Aboriginal affairs.
This video takes a look at key historical events leading up to the statement being created.