News & Events

See our latest Assembly news and events.

Events - Upcoming

Treaty Youth Forum — South West

May 13, 2022
Join us for Koorreen Kameet Nganang — our Treaty Youth Forum in the South West!...
NAIDOC T-Shirt Design Comp
May 12, 2022
Hey you mob, for NAIDOC Week 2022, we’re running our first ever NAIDOC T-Shirt Design...
Events - Upcoming
Fitzroy Stars — Treaty Round
May 10, 2022
Join us for the Fitzroy Stars vs Panton Hill Football Club Treaty Round! The deadly...
Treaty key to a better shared future, Truth-telling commission to hear
May 5, 2022
The First Peoples’ Assembly of Victoria – the democratic voice representing the Aboriginal and Torres...
Additional Pathways to Recognition
May 2, 2022
Aboriginal communities, not government, to determine how to represent themselves on journey to Treaty The...
Events - Upcoming
Treaty Yarning Circle — Metro
May 2, 2022
Assembly Members are hosting a Treaty Yarning Circle for Community in the Metro region! Come...
Events - Past
Treaty Yarning Circle – North West (Monthly online event)
April 26, 2022
(Monthly online event) On the first Wednesday of every month, our North West Engagement team...
Elders' Voice
Assembly Engagement Materials
April 21, 2022
We’ve spent the last couple of years yarning with mob all over the state to...
The journey to Treaty: April update
April 19, 2022
April Newsletter Join Team Treaty! Subscribe to our mailing list for news and updates. Notice:...
Treaty By-election Successful Candidate Announced
April 13, 2022
Vote counting has now concluded for the First Peoples’ Assembly of Victoria’s North East By-election,...
Events - Past
Treaty Yarning Circle with Aunty Esme Bamblett and Tracey Evans
April 13, 2022
Join Assembly Members Aunty Esme Bamblett and Tracey Evans for a yarn about Treaty! Come...
Events - Past
Treaty Yarning Circle – North East (Monthly online event)
April 12, 2022
(Monthly online event) On the first Tuesday of every month, our North East Engagement team...
Report back: March Assembly Chamber Meeting
April 7, 2022
Report-back from Chamber meeting: Self-Determination Fund ready for negotiations Assembly Members met for Chamber on...
Economic independence needed for Treaty – First Peoples’ Assembly seeks feedback on Self- Determination Fund
March 25, 2022
The First Peoples’ Assembly of Victoria has outlined its plan for a Self- Determination Fund...
Assembly Chamber Program | 25 March 2022
March 16, 2022
Assembly Members will be meeting for Chamber on Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung Country (Naarm/Melbourne) on Friday...
Key step taken towards VIC Treaty as agreement reached on independent authority
March 11, 2022
A call from the First Peoples’ Assembly of Victoria to ensure new institutions created as...
Report back: February Assembly Chamber Meeting
March 9, 2022
Update from Chamber: First Peoples’ Assembly ready to move on Treaty umpire Members of the...
Events - Past
Big, Blak and Live
March 4, 2022
The promise was to go big, to go black and to go live and that’s...
Stolen Generations redress program announced
March 3, 2022
The First Peoples’ Assembly of Victoria – the elected body representing Aboriginal and Torres Strait...
First Peoples’ by-election update: one candidate withdraws, voting underway
March 2, 2022
Lisa Thorpe has withdrawn her candidacy in the by-election for the First Peoples’ Assembly of...
Events - Past
Voting Locations: North East By-election
February 23, 2022
Find out where to vote in our upcoming North East By-election. For any questions, please...
Assembly Chamber Program | 25 February 2022
February 22, 2022
Assembly Members will be meeting for Chamber on Yorta Yorta Country (Shepparton) and via video...
Buy Blak this V-Day
February 10, 2022
Spread the Valentines love with these deadly blak businesses Here at the First Peoples’ Assembly...
Community consultations
Report back: Treaty Authority consultations
February 9, 2022
Thanks to everyone who recently shared their views on the proposed model for the Treaty...
Meet the Candidates: North East By-election
January 28, 2022
Nominations from the following candidates have been accepted. Nominees are listed in chronological order from...
Events - Past
Candidate Information Sessions: North East By-election
January 24, 2022
The First Peoples' Assembly of Victoria is holding a by-election from 26 February to 27...
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...
Get involved and show your support for a “NAIDOC Day” public holiday
January 12, 2022
We have public holidays for horse races, invasions, footy games, wars and the birthday of...
Events - Past
$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...
Events - Past
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...
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...
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...
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...
Events - Past
December Chamber | 2-3 December 2021
November 16, 2021
December Chamber: Community Program Thursday 2 December (Day 1)  Location: Dja Dja Wurrung Country and...
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...
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...
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...
Events - Past
Treaty Yarning Circle – South West (Monthly online event)
October 21, 2021
(Monthly online event) On the first Monday of every month, elected Members for the South...
Events - Past
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…

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...
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....
Chair Truth-telling
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...
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
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...
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...
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...
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,...
Commemorating National Sorry Day 2021
May 26, 2021
Today is National Sorry Day, marking 24 years since the Bringing them Home report. Today...
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...