Australian Volunteers International

May 29, 2024

AVI rallies behind Allies for Uluru Statement of Commitment

AVI is reflecting deeply this National Reconciliation Week on our responsibility as an organisation, and as individuals, to continue listening, learning and actively engaging in active steps towards true reconciliation in Australia.

As a proud member of Allies for Uluru, we firmly support the principles of the Uluru Statement from the Heart – Voice, Treaty and Truth.

In the wake of the October 2023 Referendum, AVI continues to stand in solidarity and unity with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples and, alongside more than 50 organisations in Australia as a signatory to the new ‘Statement of Commitment’.

This statement sends a clear messaging, affirming that “We will not be fair-weather allies, we will not turn back, and we will not hesitate in continuing to fight for justice and self-determination for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.”

You can read the full statement now on the Allies for Uluru Website.

The theme of this year’s National Reconciliation Week – Now More Than Ever – is a reminder that no matter what, the fight for justice and the rights of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people will – and must – continue.

We look forward to sharing more in the coming days about how AVI staff have chosen to reflect this week on the role we all play in recognising, defending and upholding the rights of First Nations peoples.