Senator Patrick Dobson brought the Uluru Statement from the Heart back into the spotlight with a compelling speech on the Voice, Treaty, Truth theme of this year’s NAIDOC celebrations on Notre Dame’s Broome campus on 11 July.
Senator Dobson, an Adjunct Professor at Notre Dame, referred to the three key elements in the Uluru Statement from the Heart and what it means for Aboriginal people, the whole of Australian society and the concept of reconciliation.
His speech, at the University’s Multipurpose Hall on 11 July, was the culmination of the yearly celebrations in the town of Broome and the highlight of NAIDOC celebrations on the Broome Campus.
To mark the commencement of activities in the Kullarri region on 28 June, a large group from Notre Dame joined the traditional NAIDOC Walk which bring together Indigenous and non-Indigenous people, local schools and Indigenous organisations to show their support for reconciliation in modern Australia.
This was followed by the Opening ceremony and a week packed with more than 20 separate events including daily storytelling, exhibitions, F&B events, a football match and the NAIDOC Ball & Awards.
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