Since the Uluru summit in 2017 Indigenous activist Thomas Mayor has been travelling the country with the painting and signatures of the Uluru Statement from the Heart, to raise awareness about Makaratta - a coming together after great struggle. The summit resulted in a document calling for a referendum on constitutional recognition through a Voice, Treaty and Truth telling commission.
It was deeply moving to have him speak at @newkindfestival at the opening ceremony and set the tone for a week of workshops and discussions with many brilliant, wise speakers that enlivened everyone in attendance to be the change, the hope and the innovation for a vision for sustainable and ethical futures. Inviting us all to design a society that stands for the well-being of the planet and our relationship to ourselves, each other and the environment.
Indigenous people have extended us, the wider community, an invitation to begin to heal the damage of a long history of unacknowledgement - it is a gift to be offered this relationship and to be in solidarity, friendship and deep listening with First People, their stories, their art, science, culture, their history and their future.
Thank you @sahajonze for inviting @thomasamayor. 🙏🏽 Big shout out & thank you to @erfandaliri for your huge heart & all the incredible volunteers that made this zero waste, plastic free, solar powered event possible!! #ulurustatementfromtheheart #firstnationsvoice