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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...
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Celebrating NAIDOC Week and Heal Country!
July 4, 2021
Happy NAIDOC Week! This week we’re celebrating our collective excellence, resistance and survival as custodians...
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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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Oped: 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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Yarning Treaty: Bairnsdale — 10 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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Yarning Treaty: Swan Hill — 2 March 2021
February 24, 2021
Learn more about our areas of work on the journey to Treaties in Victoria. You...
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Yarning Treaty: Bendigo — 1 March 2021
February 24, 2021
Learn more about our areas of work on the journey to Treaties in Victoria. You...
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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...
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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...
Cultural Governance
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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Miss Soul’s Table Yarns — Ep 2: Geraldine Atkinson
November 15, 2020
In Miss Soul’s Table Yarns, Assembly Member Nartarsha Bamblett, Miss Soul, will be having yarns with...
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Miss Soul’s Table Yarns — Ep 1: Marcus Stewart
October 31, 2020
In Miss Soul's Table Yarns, Assembly Member Nartarsha Bamblett, Miss Soul, will be having yarns...
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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...
Cultural Governance
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...