Dusseldorp Forum is proud to endorse the Uluru Statement from the Heart which asserts the sovereignty of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples that was never ceded, and we join the calls for voice, truth-telling and agreement-making.
In NAIDOC week we have joined together with sixty members of the Australian philanthropic community to recognise the Uluru Statement as a historic mandate for change. We commit ourselves to walk alongside our first Australians in the call for constitutional reform and for truth-telling about the history and impact of colonisation. Read the joint letter of support published today in the Australian Financial Review.
In May 2017 Dusseldorp Forum began a collaborative, three-year process called the ‘Festival of Change’. It started with four community-based initiatives coming together to distil what works and why, share evidence and resources.
Dusseldorp Forum acknowledges the First Peoples of Australia and the Traditional Custodians of the Country on which we work and live. We pay our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, and to Elders past, present and future.