The Uluru Statement of the Heart ends with the words:
‘We leave base camp and start our trek across this vast country. We invite you to walk with us in a movement of the Australian people for a better future.’
It sounds to us that this invitation was not addressed only to those sitting in Parliament, but to all of us Australians. So, it doesn’t make sense for politicians to have the final word on this does it?
Instead, we think it’s time for Australians, young and old, to respond to the Uluru Statement, with our own statements, from our own hearts.
We invite you to send a message about why it’s important to you that as a nation we take up the invitation from the First Nations peoples of this land that has been generously and profoundly offered.
For all of us this will be personal.
If you want to join us, and make your own statement from the heart about this matter … please contact us or leave a comment below. We will be delighted to hear from you.