It’s Time. Or Is It? The Road to Constitutional Recognition

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It’s Time. Or Is It? The Road to Constitutional Recognition
Photograph: Daniel Boud
"It's about recognition that we were dispossessed."

What have we achieved and what lies ahead?

Triple J journalist Brooke Boney is leading a Vivid Ideas panel discussion during Reconciliation Week that discusses the 50th anniversary of the 1967 Referendum in which 90 per cent of Australian voters said ‘yes’ to change the Constitution to give the Federal Government power to make laws for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, and to ensure Indigenous people were counted equally in the population count. Fifty years on, Recognise campaign director Mark Yettica-Paulson, Fighting In Solidarity Towards Treaties (FISTT) representative Lynda-June Coe and hip hop artist Ziggy will talk about what we’ve achieved as a nation and what lies ahead. After the panel discussion there’ll be a performance by Ziggy. This event is free, however, it’s advised to register your attendance in advance.

Brooke Boney speaks to Wesley Enoch and Time Out's guest editor Emily Nicol about the generational impact of the 1967 Referendum and the Mabo Decision

By: Emma Joyce

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