Indigenous leaders continue to call for constitutional change

Wayne Quilliam Photography / Yothu Yindi Foundation. Yolngu people preparing for traditional ceremonies at the 2011 Garma Festival in Arnhem Land

Speakers at the Garma festival, a celebration of Yolngu culture in north-east Arnhem land, have spoken on the theme of ‘truth-telling’ this year.

Among them was Noel Pearson, who urged attendees not to give up on the campaign for a constitutionally enshrined Indigenous voice to parliament, despite Malcolm Turnbull’s rejection of the proposition in the Uluru Statement from the Heart last year.

We spoke to Karen Mundine, CEO of reconciliation Australia and Bundjalung woman, about what she thought of Mr.Pearson’s comments, and how the campaign for constitutional recognition will continue.

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