Endorsement of the Uluru Statement from the Heart
Edmund Rice Education Australia unconditionally extends our support for the 2017 Uluru Statement from the Heart.
The Uluru Statement from the Heart is an invitation to the Australian people from First Nations Australians to walk together to build a better future.
We accept this invitation and urge all across Australia to do so as a critical step towards Reconciliation.
We stand in solidarity, alongside our First Nations peoples, in their calls for a Voice and acknowledgment enshrined in the Australian Constitution.
We believe that our future as a nation must be based on justice and liberation and that our First Nations peoples are entitled to the democratic right to have a voice in
decisions that affect them.
The establishment of a First Nations Voice to Parliament enshrined in the Constitution, and the establishment of a Makarrata Commission for the purpose of truth-telling is at the centre of this justice. We support this road to Treaty.
We commit to spread awareness of and support for the Uluru Statement from the Heart in all of our schools and communities. The Uluru Statement from the Heart will be displayed in all of our school communities as a sign of our commitment to these imperatives.
The Trustees of Edmund Rice Education Australia
20 November 2022