Treaty Advancement Committee members to hold state-wide Q&A webinar
Published Thursday, 09 September, 2021 at 01:53 PM
Minister for Seniors and Disability Services and Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships
The Honourable Craig Crawford
Members of Queensland’s Treaty Advancement Committee will be online talking to communities across the state tomorrow (10 September) about their work towards progressing Path to Treaty in Queensland.
Hosted by Kerry O’Brien, the Treaty Advancement Committee including Co-Chairs Mick Gooda and Dr Jackie Huggins as well as Professor Michael Lavarch, Dr Sallyanne Atkinson and Dr Josephine Bourne will be online for the Q&A webinar.
Minister for Seniors, Disability Services and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships Craig Crawford said the briefings help to connect communities state-wide with the historic Path to Treaty process.
“The Treaty Advancement Committee is a group of highly respected and very knowledgeable leaders,’’ Mr Crawford said.
“It’s great for local communities to see them working together to move this once-in-a-generation work forward.”
“We know Queenslanders right across the State have an interest in Path to Treaty and that it will have an enduring legacy for generations to come.
He said the $300 million Path to Treaty Fund will provide a solid foundation for truth-telling, healing, reconciliation and the treaty-making process in Queensland.
Committee Co-Chair Dr Jackie Huggins says the opportunity to re-connect with communities across the state will help shine a light on the progress being made toward Queensland’s Path to Treaty.
“Part of this is about looking at the Eminent Panel’s recommendations,’’ Dr Huggins said.
“And thinking through what those actions will look like as part of the implementation stage.”
Committee Co-Chair Mick Gooda says the next steps will be carefully considered to ensure an inclusive process for all Queenslanders.
“This is nation-building work. It’s about reconciling our past so that all Queenslanders can move forward together,” Mr Gooda said.
“We know that building trust with the broader community and designing culturally safe and meaningful mechanisms for truth-telling will be central to achieving our goals.
“There has been extensive consultation undertaken with Queenslanders right across the State, and these voices, ideas and learnings will be carried forward with us as we work through how implementation will be shaped.”
The Treaty Advancement Committee will report to government on options later this year.
Register for the 2pm webinar here: https://bit.ly/3h8gh4a
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