First Nations People

ACTIONS FOR JUSTICE

First Nations People

ACTIONS FOR JUSTICE

Walk with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to create the future they want for their children, families and communities.

To Australia's Political Leaders,

I'm walking with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in support of all three reforms set out in the Uluru Statement from the Heart.  I urge you to make the following non-partisan reforms a top priority:

  1. Make a constitutional change, rightfully enshrining a First Nations Voice in the birth certificate of our nation.
  2. Establish a Makarrata Commission to supervise a process of agreement-making with Australian governments.
  3. Allow the Makarrata Commission to supervise a process of 'truth-telling', to allow the full extent of past injustices experienced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to be uncovered and revealed.
I know that building relationships and empowering First Nations People to shape their children’s futures will create sustainable change for their communities. 
 

Yours faithfully,

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By signing this petition in support of the #UluruStatement, I'm walking with First Nations people for justice. I want to be emailed with opportunities to raise my voice and take actions to challenge systematic causes of poverty and inequality here and around the globe with World Vision.

More about the Uluru Statement from the Heart and our work
with First Nations people...


Uluru Statement from the Heart

Proportionally, we are the most incarcerated people on the planet...Our children are aliened from their families at unprecedented rates. This cannot be because we have no love for them - Uluru Statement


BIGGER VOICE - BRIGHTER FUTURE

 

World Vision came out strongly in support of the Uluru Statement in 2017 because:

  1. we are devoted to the protection and development of children anywhere.
  2. empowering communities to understand and control their own development needs is the world-best-practice model we use in nearly 100 countries around the globe.
  3. we have been listening to the needs of First Nations people since we started working alongside them in 1974.

So it's natural that World Vision stands alongside Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples supporting their calls for change.

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Getting the best start possible

 

 

The first 1000 days of anyone's life is absolutely critical. Without access to locally-run playgroups and support for parents, Indigenous children can fall behind in developmental milestones. We partner with remote Aboriginal communities and employ local women who facilitate playgroups to support children and parents, conducted in both traditional language and English to increase "both-ways" learning.

When we invest in a child’s early years, we invest in their future. 

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First Australians, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders

There are twice as many Indigenous children considered developmentally vulnerable compared to non-Indigenous children.



Young Mob First Australians Indigenous Aboriginal Torres Strait Islander First Nations Youth

Janaya, proud young Bundjalung woman.

“Being Indigenous is just the best thing ever..we are the oldest living culture on Earth and after what we’ve been through and what we’ve done it’s just amazing. When I come to Young Mob, that’s when I learn and understand more about my culture”. - Janaya, proud young Bundjalung woman.


How good is Young Mob!

Our Young Mob program supports young First Nations people from urban NSW and Victoria. It empowers them to be stronger within themselves and within their culture, strengthening their identity and self-esteem so they can take on all of life’s challenges with confidence.

Young Mob also offers educational trips to culturally significant places like Uluru so they can experience their culture first-hand and connect with other Indigenous communities across Australia. These trips are delivered with our partner, First Hand Solutions Aboriginal Corporation. Watch these Young Mob videos: Changing Young Lives and Visiting Martu.




In My Blood It Runs

 

World Vision is proud to support the new feature documentary by Director Maya Newell: In My Blood It Runs. Made in collaboration with Dujuan and his family In My Blood It Runs tackles the heated topic of First Nations education and juvenile justice and places the missing voice of children front and centre.

Filmed candidly and intimately, we experience this world on the fringes of Alice Springs through Dujuan’s eyes.

Visit the In My Blood It Runs website


World Vision In My Blood It Runs First Australians Indigenous Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders Education Child Rights

“This movie is about me, and what I think is, stop taking kids away. That’s wrong” - Dujuan



Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children have grown up safe, well and cared for in their families, communities and cultural traditions for thousands of years. Yet currently, there is a national crisis that needs urgent attention, with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children making up over 35 percent of all kids in the child protection system. - Natalie Lewis, Family Matters Co-Chair


World Vision is a member of SNAICC

SNAICC is the national voice for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children.

All Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children have the right to be immersed in their culture, and it is our shared responsibility to ensure that children grow up safe and connected to their kin, community, and cultural traditions.

Despite numerous legal and policy frameworks protecting the cultural rights of Indigenous children, the rate of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in out-of-home care is almost ten times that of other children and continues to grow.

That's why World Vision is a proud member of SNAICC's Family Matters Campaign to ensure Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and young people grow up safe and cared for in family, community and culture.

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