Is a Treaty the Solution that Aboriginal People Need?

In May of 2017 the historic all-Indigenous constitutional convention was held in Uluru about changing the constitution for Aborigines. The outcome of these discussions is what has become known as the ‘Uluru Statement from the Heart.’ Rachel Perkins describes it as an historic consensus from the First Nations. However, the ‘consensus’ has not been without controversy. An article in The Australian by Stephen Fitzpatrick states: A small group of delegates from Victoria and NSW, feeling they weren’t being taken seriously on complex issues of treaty and sovereignty, stormed out of the Uluru Meeting Place ... “It’s not a dialogue, it’s a one-way conversation,” Sydney-based political activist Jenny

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