The Australian National Imams Council – a peak leadership body of Australian Muslims, attests that Before 1770, Muslims engaged with the Aboriginal people of this land. The Council supports the Uluru Statement from the Heart.
Initiatives of Change Australia invite you to join with them in their event, Our Uluru Response – ‘Walking Together to support the Uluru Statement from the Heart.’ A special forum with guest speaker Thomas Mayor.
Young Lilia Tan moved to Australia from Singapore three years ago but she already understands that her school in Canberra is on Ngunnawal land.
The school’s welcome to country acknowledges its traditional owners, the Ngunnawal people, before ending with Always Was, Always Will Be, the theme of this year’s NAIDOC (National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee) week.
Coinciding with NAIDOC, the Uluru Statement of the Heart’s invitation to all Australians to walk with them for a better future has been translated into 64 languages ranging from French to Arabic, Armenian, Urdu, Rohinga, Hebrew and Mandarin.
Religions for Peace Australia resolved at the recent Annual General Meeting to write to the Prime Minister – and relevant minister for Aboriginal Affairs – with regard to the First Nations Peoples of Australia. These include the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody, the Uluru Statement from the Heart, a Makarrata Treaty and a Voice in Parliament for the First Nations.