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Wishing you happy holidays and new year!

December 24, 2020
From all of us at the First Peoples' Assembly of Victoria, we would like to...
Cultural Governance
Assembly Chamber Communique — December 2020
December 16, 2020
The First Peoples’ Assembly of Victoria Chamber met on December 7 and 8, 2020. The...
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December Assembly Chamber Meeting Agenda | 7-8 December 2020
November 30, 2020
The First Peoples' Assembly of Victoria is meeting for the next Chamber Meeting on 7-8...
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Truth-telling Livestream Video
November 27, 2020
Thank you to everyone who joined us for a conversation about Truth-telling and how community...
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Youth Yarning Treaty: Livestream Video
November 25, 2020
Thank you to everyone who was able to join us for our Youth Yarning Treaty...
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Have your say on Reserved Seat pathways by 31 October 2020
November 25, 2020
There's still time to have your say on additional recognition pathways for Reserved Seat membership...
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Facebook Livestream: Youth Yarning Treaty
October 12, 2020
We are excited to invite you to our Youth Yarning Treaty Facebook livestream this Thursday...
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First Peoples’ Assembly of Victoria Update – October 2020
October 1, 2020
We are proud to share with you our current progress on the journey towards Treaties....
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Truth-telling
September 30, 2020
What is truth-telling? Truth-telling is a process of openly sharing historical truths after periods of...
Elders' Voice
Elders’ Voice sample model for community consultation
September 23, 2020
Sample model for the Elders' Voice The First Peoples’ Assembly of Victoria has been working...
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First Peoples’ Assembly of Victoria Annual Report to Parliament 2020
September 15, 2020
The First Peoples' Assembly of Victoria Annual Report to Parliament 2020 was tabled in Parliament...
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Discussion Paper: Additional forms of recognition for the purposes of a reserved seat
September 11, 2020
This discussion paper outlines several structural questions and considerations for developing an additional system of...
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Reserved Seat membership pathways
September 11, 2020
The Assembly is looking to develop additional recognition pathways for Reserved Seat membership for Traditional...
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Assembly Chamber Communique – August 2020
September 4, 2020
2 September 2020 The First Peoples’ Assembly of Victoria Chamber met on 27-28 August 2020. ...
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August Assembly Chamber Meeting Agenda | 27-28 August 2020
August 24, 2020
The First Peoples Assembly is meeting for the next Chamber Meeting on 27-28 August 2020....
Elders' Voice
Facebook Livestream – What is the Elders’ Voice: 5pm on Tuesday 11 August 2020
August 11, 2020
Join our Assembly members in discussion about what the Elders' Voice is on Facebook from...
Community consultations
Call for submissions from community around the Assembly’s work
July 31, 2020
The First Peoples’ Assembly welcomes submissions on areas of interest to the Assembly’s work on...
Elders' Voice
Facebook Livestream: What is the Elders’ Voice – 11 August 2020
July 30, 2020
The First Peoples’ Assembly of Victoria is excited to invite you to get involved in...
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Facebook Livestream: What should be in the Treaty Negotiation Framework? | 21 July 2020
July 17, 2020
Join our next Facebook Livestream event with Assembly Members Jamie Lowe, Geraldine Atkinson, Rueben Berg...
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Assembly Podcast: Matthew Burns on the Treaty Negotiation Framework
July 17, 2020

In the lead up to the next Facebook live event about ‘What should be in the…

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Bundle of rights: Examples of rights available under statewide and local Treaties
July 14, 2020
The Assembly is seeking community input on the development of these bundles of rights, and...
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Our journey to building a community-led Treaty framework
July 7, 2020
Since the establishment of the Assembly in December 2019, the journey towards Treaties for Victorian...
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Koorie Youth Council – Treaty Yarning Circle: 1 July 2020
June 26, 2020
Koorie Youth Council are hosting an online Treaty Yarning Circle with First Peoples' Assembly members...
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Assembly Chamber Communique – June 2020
June 24, 2020
The First Peoples’ Assembly of Victoria Chamber met on 18-19 June 2020.  The meeting was...
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June Assembly Chamber Meeting Outcome: Treaty, Treaties, or both | 19 June 2020
June 19, 2020
In an historic decision, the Assembly Chamber just agreed its preferred position on Treaty, Treaties,...
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June Assembly Chamber Meeting: Member-led business summary | 18 June 2020
June 18, 2020
The First Peoples’ Assembly are meeting from 18-19 June 2020 via Zoom due to social...
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MEDIA: After a thunderous fortnight, First Peoples’ Assembly to advance state treaty – The Age
June 15, 2020
First Peoples' Assembly Co-Chair Geraldine Atkinson spoke to The Age ahead of the next Chamber...
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June Assembly Chamber Meeting Agenda | 18-19 June 2020
June 12, 2020
The First Peoples Assembly is meeting for the next Chamber Meeting on 18-19 June 2020....
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BLAK LIVES MATTER – Which is why we need Treaty
June 4, 2020
“People in Australia don’t have the understanding of the history of police killings.” Journalist Alexis...
Community consultations
The Treaty Authority Committee on Community Consultation
June 2, 2020

Treaty Authority committee members outline some of the key discussion points for this week’s community consultation.

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Upcoming Facebook Livestream: Getting to know the Treaty Authority
June 2, 2020
Join our next Facebook Live event with Assembly members Ngarra Murray, Marcus Stewart, Leanne Miller...
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National Sorry Day 2020 Message from the Assembly
May 26, 2020

We remember the wrongs of the past, recognise the ongoing hurt the Stolen Generations and their families, and call for respect, recognition and cooperation in the future.

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Assembly Board Communique 8 May 2020
May 21, 2020
On 8 May 2020, the First Peoples' Assembly of Victoria Board met via video link....
Members Treaty Negotiation Framework
Assembly Podcast Episode 3
May 11, 2020

We speak with Rueben Berg, member of the Assembly, in the lead up to the treaty model engagement, indigenous law expert, Professor John Borrows from BC.

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Welcome to our new CEO
May 8, 2020

After an extensive national and international search, the Assembly Board today appointed Mr Andrew (Andy) Gargett to the role of CEO.

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Treaty, Treaties, or both?
May 1, 2020

The Assembly must decide which Treaty model will bring about the best benefits for Aboriginal communities in Victoria.

Elders' Voice
Upcoming online engagement
April 25, 2020

The next phase of our engagement on the Treaty process will be held online due to necessary restrictions resulting from COVID-19.

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Assembly Podcast Episode 2
April 10, 2020

Co-Chair of the First Peoples’ Assembly of Victoria, Marcus Stewart, discusses the key roles of the Assembly under legislation.

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Assembly Board Communique 3 April 2020
April 3, 2020
The First Peoples' Assembly of Victoria Board met via video link on the 3rd of...
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Stay Safe. Stay Strong.
April 1, 2020

It is our hope that communities and the broader public are fully aware of the deadly Corona Virus (COVID-19) that is impacting the global community. It is a serious issue and we all must take it seriously. After all, for far too many people it is a matter of life and death.

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Treaty Work Continues
March 30, 2020

During this difficult time, the Assembly will remain active towards our journey to Treaty throughout the anticipated period of closure – while adhering to the advice and protective measures outlined by our senior health experts and leaders.

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Stolen Generations Redress Scheme
March 26, 2020

We are encouraged the Government has listened to members of the Assembly who raised a redress scheme during the Assembly first meeting last year.

Cultural Governance
Assembly Communique – February 2020
March 5, 2020

The Assembly gathered over two days on the 27th and 28th of February at the…