In the lead up to the referendum to be held later this year, Catholic Social Services Australia and Catholic Social Services Victoria are pleased to present a Webinar Series – Indigenous Voice to Parliament: Moments for healing this country.
This series will be an opportunity, particularly for those who feel unsure of the way forward, to learn from experts and hear from First Nations Australians on their hopes and concerns for the Voice to Parliament referendum – in light of faith, history and practical realities. While the referendum question will have a simple ‘yes’ or ‘no’ answer, there is complexity in understanding the process that has led to this referendum, and the implications that a Voice to Parliament may have for all of us in Australia.
Part 3: First Nations Voices, a panel discussion
Hear from a panel of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples: Uncle Ron Briggs (Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand), Aunty Violet Sheriden (Ngunnawal Elder) and Esmai Manahan Yorta Yorta Elder (MacKillop Family Services).
This panel discussion will be an opportunity to hear from First Nations People as they reflect on their experiences over time, their hopes and concerns for the Voice referendum in 2023 and what they may be asking of the Church, Catholic organisations and the wider community.
More information on the Webinar Series is available here.
Register to attend the webinar here – Free of charge for members of CSSA and CSSV, $12 for non-members.