Engaging with the 2019 NAIDOC Week theme – “Voice. Treaty. Truth – Let’s work together for a shared future”, hear from our PEACEtalks Director, Brooke Prentis, Wakka Wakka woman, Aboriginal Christian Leader, Aboriginal Spokesperson for Common Grace, and Coordinator of the The Grasstree Gathering educate us on Treaty, share some truth, and echo the calls for Voice, Treaty, Truth. If you have questions such as – What is a Treaty? Why do we need Treaty or Treaties? Why is it important for Australian Christians to engage with Treaty? Then this is for you!
NAIDOC Week runs from the first Sunday to the second Sunday of July each year and in 2019 runs from 7 – 14 July. NAIDOC Week follows National Reconciliation Week (#NRW) which runs from 27 May – 3 June each year. This year’s NAIDOC week theme puts the calls from the Statement from the Heart on Australia’s minds, and hopefully on Australia’s hearts. It follows that Australia remains the only Commonwealth nation and one of the last liberal democracies without a Treaty with Indigenous peoples, it follows the 1988 Barunga Statement where Prime Minister Bob Hawke promised a Treaty, and it follows Yothu Yindi’s 1991 song “Treaty”. Come and be prepped for how you can engage this NAIDOC Week. For a history of NAIDOC and previous themes see here.
PEACEtalks. a monthly event (held on a Thursday or Saturday evening) hosted by Paddington Anglican Church aimed at serving the community by promoting and cultivating deep conversations about life, the world and everything. ‘PEACE’ stands for ‘political, ethical, artistic & cultural engagement’. Also on iTunes / Apple Podcasts by searching for PEACEtalks.