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Making a difference

The Impact Fund is Supporting Indigenous Self-Determination

UNSW Indigenous Law Centre 2019 Grantee Partner

Supporters of the Uluru Statement From The Heart at the Tree of Knowledge in Yarrabah. UNSW Indigenous Law Centre.

In 2019, the Impact Fund raised $150,000 for the University of New South Wales’ Indigenous Law Centre and its Voice, Treaty, Truth campaign to progress the Uluru Statement.

The Indigenous Law Centre at UNSW is the backbone organisation that coordinates the ongoing national dialogue process to ensure First Nations voices remain at the heart of delivering on Voice, Treaty, Truth – the three pathways to justice set out in the Uluru Statement. Utilising a hub and spoke model, local communities have identified leaders to represent them at National Uluru Dialogues that will take place at least three times per year. A National Youth Convention will take place once per year. Leaders will conduct ongoing education of the mob through local dialogues on Uluru.

Our focus areas

Supporting Indigenous Self-Determination is one of our five key focus areas, guiding the way we give at Australian Communities Foundation.

Progress on Supporting Indigenous Self-Determination

Pew Charitable Trusts

Country Needs People campaign for Indigenous ranger and protected area programs
$150,000 (2017 – 2019)
  • Bipartisan support achieved for Indigenous rangers and Indigenous Protected Areas, ensuring the growth of one of the country’s most successful employment programs for Indigenous people on country
Li-Anthawirriyarra Ranger Jodie Evans being interviewed by SBS News about the benefits of working as a ranger. Alex Inglis.

SNAICC – National Voice For Our Children

Family Matters campaign to eliminate the over-representation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in out-of-home care
$150,000 (2017 – 2018)
  • Negotiations for a national Closing the Gap target to end over-representation of Indigenous children in out-of-home care commenced by SNAICC
  • All state and federal governments agreeing to implement the full Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Child Placement Principle, which consists of five elements that recognise the importance of Aboriginal family and community participation and each child’s connection to culture and kin
Children participate in a performance organised by Family Matters SA. Ben Searcy.

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