Thank you to everyone who joined us for a conversation about Truth-telling and how community can be involved in the creation of a Truth-telling process in Victoria. If you missed the event or want to watch it again, you can view the recording below.
The conversation about Truth-telling is only just beginning and there will be many opportunities to have your say throughout the process. To find out more about Truth-telling and how you can be involved, click here.
About our panel members
Marcus is a proud Nira illim bulluk man of the Taungurung Nation and Co-Chair of the First Peoples’ Assembly of Victoria.
“Truth is critically important to Treaty, so much so that without truth there cannot be Treaty.”
Melissa is a proud Latje Latje and Wotjabuluk woman and Assembly Member representing the First People of the Millewa-Mallee. Melissa sits as Co-Chair of the Truth-telling Committee alongside Troy McDonald.
“Aboriginal people have long called for the opportunity to have their truth and their experiences told. For too long those stories have not been given the attention or prominence they deserve. We’re determined that this process will achieve that. There can be no Treaty without truth.”
Jason is a proud Mutthi Mutthi and Wamba Wamba man and Assembly Member representing the North West Region.
“There is only one history and that is the true history. Truth Telling will deliver the spear, smoking and healing all the Victorian must have”
Donna is a proud Kerrupmara / Gunditjmara Nation and Kamilaroi woman and Assembly Member representing the Gunditj Mirring Traditional Owners Aboriginal Corporation.
“As a First Nations woman and representative on the Assembly I see the empowerment of our Elders, young people and community’s rights to decision making and self-determination at the top of the agenda.”
Peter represents the South East Region on the Assembly and is a proud Kurnai man with connections to Yorta Yorta, Bangerang, Taungurung and Wurundjeri ancestry through his Mum, and traditional ties to Gunditjmara through his Dad.
“I want to see us all work together to find the common theme on what our Treaties look like for our communities and be the trailblazer for other States to look to on how we worked together to get this process done”