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Makarrata

WOTY 2017

Looking for a 2017 Word of the Year? One of our nominees: makarrata, the coming together after a struggle. It was the central theme at the 2017 Garma Festival in Arnhem Land.

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QandA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ZtVMAx3xXQ

On the panel: Indigenous Affairs Minister Nigel Scullion; Professor of Indigenous Studies Marcia Langton; Founder, Cape York partnership Noel Pearson; Garma Festival director Denise Bowden; Yothu Yindi Foundation board member Djapirri Munungirritj; and CEO Nyamba Buru Yawuru Peter Yu.

From the Uluru Statement:
“We call for the establishment of a First Nations Voice enshrined in the Constitution. Makarrata is the culmination of our agenda: the coming together after a struggle. It captures our aspirations for a fair and truthful relationship with the people of Australia and a better future for our children based on justice and self-determination. We seek a Makarrata Commission to supervise a process of agreement-making between governments and First Nations and truth-telling about our history.”

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Uluru Statement from the Heart

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