“All Australians are cordially invited by the Uluru Statement to support the voice of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. It has now been translated into 64 languages, including more than 20 First Nations languages, thanks to @ulurustatement & @SBS”, the government said.
SBS Radio and the Uluru Dialogue collaborated to translate the Uluru Statement into various Australian languages. The Uluru Dialogue’s goal of community education and SBS’s community education program were both supported by this work. The Uluru Dialogue also contains a Pat Anderson AO-led project on Aboriginal languages. For Australia’s culturally and linguistically diverse communities, we have now translated the Statement into more than 20 Aboriginal languages (from communities in the Northern Territory and Northern Western Australia) and 60 languages with SBS.
As more First Nations languages are translated, we will keep expanding.
North Sydney Council and the Uluru Dialogue first collaborated on this project.
The Uluru Dialogue is an initiative of the Australian government to bring together Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians to discuss issues of mutual interest and find solutions to the nation’s challenges. The Dialogue was launched in 2017 in response to the Referendum Council’s Report on Indigenous Recognition in the Constitution. The Dialogue is a series of meetings and workshops held in various countries.
Participants come from various backgrounds and interests, including Indigenous leaders, politicians, academics, and business people. The meetings are facilitated by experienced professionals and are intended to create meaningful conversations and build trust between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians.
The Dialogue aims to work together to identify areas of agreement and disagreement and to develop a shared understanding of how to move forward on issues of mutual importance. The outcomes of the Dialogue will likely lead to tangible action and progress on matters such as Indigenous recognition, constitutional change, and economic development.
The Uluru Dialogue has already produced several tangible outcomes. In 2017, the Dialogue resulted in the Uluru Statement from the Heart, a historic agreement between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians.