THE DIVERSITY CONFERENCE 2001

Redefining the Mainstream: Local Government, Inclusive Communities

The Second National Conference on Reconciliation, Multiculturalism, Immigration and Human Rights


 

Peter Lewis
Chairperson, Australians for Native Title and Reconciliation in Victoria (ANTaR), National Director for Covenanting for the Uniting Church in Australia, National Secretary for Faith Communities for Reconciliation

Decolonising the Colonisers: Treaty as a Pathway to Wholeness for the Non-indigenous

Abstract:
When the Bitish Flag was planted in Australian soil Indigenous sovereignty, goverance and culture was supplanted and racism implanted in this land. The contention of this paper is that an exploration of the notion of treaty or treaties between Indigenous and non-indigenous communities in Australia will enable a process of humanisation for the non-indigenous community. Rather than remain a nation divided by the effects of colonisation and terra nullius, the nation will benefit from a process towards local and national covenants which will unify and reconcile n on the basis of justice and right relationships.

Bionote:
Chairperson of ANTaR Victoria, National Director for Covenanting for the Uniting Church in Australia, National Secretary for Faith Communities for Reconciliation

Presentation Type
30 min. Paper

 


Deakin Woolstores Campus, Geelong Waterfront
30 November - 1 December 2001


 

abstracts
    

www.diversity-conference.com