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Nominations open for Traditional Owners to represent North East Victoria in Treaty process

January 17, 2022
The First Peoples’ Assembly of Victoria today opened candidate nominations for a By-election in the...
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$500 Clothing the Gaps voucher | Update or enrol to win
December 24, 2021
Join our electoral roll or update your contact details if you're already enrolled and you...
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Notice of Election | Do you want to represent the North-East region in the Treaty process?
December 23, 2021
On the journey towards Treaty, First Peoples need to be in the driver’s seat at...
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Raise the Age now, don’t wait for Treaty: First Peoples’ Assembly Co-Chairs
December 21, 2021
The Co-Chairs of the First Peoples’ Assembly of Victoria have written to the Victorian Attorney-General...
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Report back: December Assembly Chamber Meeting
December 10, 2021
The next steps on the journey to Treaty A self-determination fund and the creation of an independent Treaty...
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Have your say on the Treaty Authority
November 24, 2021
The Assembly is seeking feedback on its groundbreaking model for the Treaty Authority – the body...
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December Chamber | 2-3 December 2021
November 16, 2021
December Chamber: Community Program Thursday 2 December (Day 1)  Location: Dja Dja Wurrung Country and...
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Nartarsha Bamblett, outgoing Assembly Member for NE, urges Community to get involved in Treaty
November 8, 2021
Proud Yorta Yorta, Kurnai, Walpiri and Wiradjeri woman, Nartarsha Bamblett, has announced she’ll be stepping...
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Our journey towards Treaty – Annual Report of the First Peoples Assembly of Victoria
October 28, 2021
Wa Wa Gee (Taungurung) Hello. We’re so pleased to be sharing our second annual report...
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Big steps taken on the path to Treaty in Victoria 
October 22, 2021
At a full Chamber session today, the First Peoples’ Assembly of Victoria gave its blessing...
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South-West Network Treaty Yarn
October 21, 2021
(Monthly online event) Join us on the first Monday of every month to hear updates...
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Presentation to the Parliamentary Library of Australia: Co-Chairs of the First Peoples’ Assembly of Victoria
October 20, 2021

Speech to the Parliamentary Library of Australia By: Geraldine Atkinson & Marcus Stewart, Co-Chairs, First…

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AFL and Cricket Australia must take action following revelation of early star’s connection to massacre of Aboriginal people
September 18, 2021
The Co-Chair of the First Peoples’ Assembly of Victoria is calling for the Australian Football League...
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Opinion: United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Anniversary
September 17, 2021
The principles of UNDRIP are reflected in the fight for Indigenous rights around the world....
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Tyerri Yoo-rrook report: Community outlines their expectations on truth-telling
September 5, 2021
Aboriginal communities across Victoria have made their expectations clear about how Australia’s first formal truth-telling...
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Expressions of Interest open – Victorian Traditional Owner graphic designer/artist
August 13, 2021
The First Peoples' Assembly of Victoria is seeking a graphic designer who is a Traditional...
First Peoples' Assembly Co-Chairs Marcus Stewart and Aunty Geraldine Atkinson
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Self-determination driving Indigenous progress around the world and in Victoria
August 9, 2021
9 August 2021 Co-chairs of the First Peoples’ Assembly of Victoria, Marcus Stewart and Aunty...
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Assembly Update — July 2021
July 8, 2021
Happy NAIDOC Week! This week we’re celebrating our collective excellence, resistance and survival as custodians...
Cultural Governance
Assembly Chamber Communique — June 2021
July 5, 2021
This is a summary of the meeting of the First Peoples’ Assembly of Victoria held...
Elders' Voice
Assembly Engagement Materials
June 28, 2021
The First Peoples’ Assembly is laying the foundations for future treaties between the State and...
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June Assembly Chamber Program | 17-18 June 2021
May 31, 2021
The First Peoples' Assembly of Victoria is meeting for the next Chamber Meeting on 17-18...
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Opinion: Reflecting on Sorry Day — Charmaine Clarke
May 26, 2021
When Sorry Day comes around each year it is a day of reflection for me,...
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Commemorating National Sorry Day 2021
May 26, 2021
Today is National Sorry Day, marking 24 years since the Bringing them Home report. Today...
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Assembly Submission to Indigenous Voice Interim Report Proposals
May 4, 2021
The First Peoples’ Assembly of Victoria recently welcomed the opportunity to make a submission to...
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Assembly presentation at UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues
May 4, 2021
Assembly Co-Chair Marcus Stewart recently presented at the Indigenous Truth and Reconciliation Commissions: Learning from...
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Expressions of Interest for Senior Executive Roles at Yoo-rrook Justice Commission Now Open
May 3, 2021
The appointment of Commissioners to the Yoo-rrook Justice Commission is currently being finalised. Once this happens...
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Assembly devastated at the passing of an Aboriginal man in Port Phillip Prison
April 28, 2021
The First Peoples’ Assembly of Victoria is devastated at the passing of an Aboriginal man...
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Marking 30 years since the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody
April 15, 2021
30 years on from the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody, we are still...
Cultural Governance
Assembly Chamber Communique — April 2021
April 13, 2021
This is a summary of the meeting of the First Peoples’ Assembly Chamber held on...
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Great Response to Truth-telling Discussion
March 31, 2021
Thank you to everyone who tuned in for our Yoo-rrook Justice Commission livestream discussion, featuring...
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April Assembly Chamber Meeting Agenda | 1 April 2021
March 27, 2021
The First Peoples' Assembly of Victoria is meeting for the next Chamber on 1 April...
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Facebook Livestream: Yoo-rrook Justice Commission
March 23, 2021
We're excited to host a livestream discussion about the Yoo-rrook Justice Commission and Yoo-rrook Justice...
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National Close The Gap Day 2021
March 18, 2021
Today is National Close the Gap Day – a significant day for all Australians, but...
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The Age: A first for truth-telling in our nation’s history — Marcus Stewart Op-ed
March 9, 2021
Tuesday marked a historic day for all Australians. For the first time in our history,...
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Call for Yoo-rrook Justice Commissioners
March 8, 2021
A public expression of interest process is now open to recommend five extraordinary candidates for...
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Celebrating International Women’s Day 2021
March 8, 2021
It’s International Women’s Day, and today and every day, we celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait...
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Yarning Treaty: Melbourne Metro — 15 & 16 March 2021
March 3, 2021
Learn more about our areas of work on the journey to Treaties in Victoria. You...
Cultural Governance
Assembly Chamber Communique — February 2021
March 1, 2021
This is a summary of the meeting of the First Peoples’ Assembly Chamber held on...
Events - Past
Yarning Treaty: Morwell — 11 March 2021
February 26, 2021
Learn more about our areas of work on the journey to Treaties in Victoria. You...
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February Assembly Chamber Meeting Agenda | 25 February 2021
February 24, 2021
The First Peoples' Assembly of Victoria is meeting for the next Chamber on 25 February...
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Herald Sun: Indigenous names reflect history too — Marcus Stewart Op-ed
February 19, 2021
Last week when Australia was discussing racism following the report commissioned by Collingwood Football Club,...
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Facebook restricts access to news in Australia
February 18, 2021
Today Facebook decided to block news and media outlets from sharing information through their pages....
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Assembly Update — February 2021
February 16, 2021
16/02/2021 We hope this newsletter finds you well, and that you're staying safe and connected...
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Commemorating the National Apology to the Stolen Generations
February 13, 2021
13/02/2021 Today marks the 13th anniversary of the National Apology to the Stolen Generations. On...
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Historic step towards Treaty with the signing of the Dispute Resolution Process
February 8, 2021
Today saw historic steps towards Treaty for Victoria, with the signing of the Dispute Resolution...
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Oped: Marking the anniversary of the Cummeragunja Walk-off — Geraldine Atkinson
February 4, 2021
On this day, 82 years ago, some 200 Aboriginal people, including my grandmother and her...
Cultural Governance
Consultation: Proposed Model for Additional Pathways to Reserved Seating
February 3, 2021
We have developed a Proposed Model for Additional Pathways to Assembly Reserved Seating — and...
Cultural Governance
Assembly Board Communique 29 January 2021
January 29, 2021
Communique to Community: Update from the Board This communique is a summary of the meeting...
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Assembly Members share their views on January 26
January 20, 2021
In the lead up to January 26 — a day that the Assembly recognises as...
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January 26 is not a date to celebrate.
January 20, 2021
January 26 is a day the First Peoples’ Assembly of Victoria (the Assembly) recognises as...