On 26 May 2017, the Uluru Statement from the Heart was delivered to the Australian people by more than 1000 delegates of the First Nations Constitutional Convention. The Statement was the culmination of an extraordinary process of self-determination through the Regional Dialogues.
Professor Megan Davis, Balnaves Chair for Constitutional Law and Director of the Indigenous Law Centre at UNSW’s Faculty of Law & Justice, and United Nations expert with the UN Human Rights Council's Expert Mechanism on the rights of Indigenous peoples, provided the expert foundations on which the Statement rests. Throughout this work, she has been supported by a team of committed legal experts from the Indigenous Law Centre.
This exhibition celebrates the work of the delegates at the Regional Dialogues and Convention in 2016-2017, highlighting the complex exercise of legal reform that they were engaged in, and the support provided to them by Professor Davis and the academics at the Indigenous Law Centre.