First Nations justice is Climate Justice.
With that in mind, Climate Action Burwood-Canada Bay:
* Endorses the Uluru Statement from the Heart
* Supports constitutional recognition for First Nations people
* Supports the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice to Federal Parliament.
Climate Action Burwood-Canada Bay operates on land traditionally owned by the Wangal people of the Eora nation. Part of an Aboriginal civilisation on the Australian continent that extends back over more than 65,000 years – possibly the world’s oldest living culture.
The First Nations people of Wangal Country and elsewhere across our continent provided our first astronomers, our first scientists, our first environmentalists. They didn’t need universities as we know them.
In the last 235 years overseas settlers have claimed the land and introduced our own culture and industrialisation. The exploitation of resources and environment has been imposed without input from First Nations people.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are disproportionately feeling the impact of man-made climate change. As we move urgently to combat the climate crisis world wide, it is essential that the expertise of everyone is given a voice.
Climate justice cannot exist without First Nations justice.
Climate Action Burwood-Canada Bay endorses the Uluru Statement from the Heart, and supports – as proposed in the referendum on October 14 – constitutional recognition for Aboriginal and Torres Islander people, and an Indigenous Voice To Parliament.