The Victorian political and social landscape has experienced massive changes over the past several years in regard to Treaty and truth-telling.
With the State Government’s commitment in 2016 to pursue Treaty with Victorian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples through to the 2021 establishment of the Yoo-rrook Truth-telling Commission, Australia’s southernmost mainland state is leading the way with treaty and truth.
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Assembly Urges Yoo-rrook Justice Commission to Look Beyond the Letters Patent
Aunty Geraldine Atkinson provides a personal and professional perspective on some of the key recommendations contained in the FPAV's Tyerri Yoo-rrook Report
First Peoples’ Assembly of Victoria Member Rueben Berg Tells It As It Is
Assembly member Rueben Berg shares what it's like behind the scenes as one of the elected Victorian Aboriginal Traditional Owners working towards Treaty/ies in Victoria.
During this first of several interviews with Yoo-rrook commissioners, Aunty Eleanor Bourke, Yoo-rrook Justice Commission Chairperson, discusses some of the finer details of Commission's guiding document, the Letters Patent.
Understanding the Role of the Federation of Victorian Traditional Owner Corporations
Paul Paton, CEO of the FVTOC talks on CMR about the why, what and wherefore of the Federation and its multiple roles in furthering the rights of all Victorian Traditional Owners and groups.
Working Towards Achieving an Elders’ Voice in the Victorian Treaty Process
Gunditjmara Elders Aunty Charmaine Clarke and Uncle Rob Lowe talk with CMR about the need for, and work ahead in developing, the First Peoples' Assembly of Victoria's Elders' Voice.
Treaty in Victoria – Discussing the Basics with Co-Chair Marcus Stewart
As the democratically elected members of the First Peoples' Assembly of Victoria (FPAV) continues paving the way forward for treaties between Victorian Aboriginal people and the State Government, we take a look at some of the challenges and successes achieved to date.
Moving closer to the reality of Victorian Stolen Generations Redress Scheme
Chair of the Victorian Stolen Generation Redress Scheme, Yorta Yorta man Ian Hamm, talks about the scheme's challenges and soon-to-be-announced committee
Uncle Michael “Mookeye” Bell shares his thoughts on Victoria’s Spent Convictions Bill
Victoria is on the verge of coming into line with other States and Territories with the introduction of a Spent Convictions Bill
First People’s Assembly of Victoria pushes forward for truth-telling
"We're committed to getting this right. We're committed to getting treaty right. We're committed to getting truth right." - Marcus Stewart
Connecting Stolen Generations and supporting sexual abuse victims – it still goes on during COVID-19
Despite the pressures of coronavirus pandemic lockdowns, Aunty EvaJo Edwards continues her towards supporting victims of child sexual abuse and the Stolen Generations
Treaty Work Continues Despite COVID-19
First Peoples' Assembly of Victoria co-Chair Marcus Stewart discusses the ongoing path to Treaty in Victoria.