The First Peoples’ Assembly of Victoria held their inaugural meeting on 10 & 11 December at the Victorian Parliament House. The Assembly will decide – along with the Victorian Government – the ‘ground rules’ for Treaty negotiations, including what is on the negotiating table. You can watch the livestream of the inaugural meeting on First Peoples' Assembly of Victoria's Facebook page.
You can read a summary of the first day's discussions here.
For more context on Treaty and to better understand the Victorian context, please visit our Treaty page.
Local Treaty Conversations
Following on from the first phase of our Treaty Engagement Project, this second phase of work involves developing resources to
encourage and support deeper local conversations with the non-Aboriginal community about Treaty/ies in Victoria around the State.
As part of this work, we have supported local facilitators to
host Local Treaty Conversations across metro Victoria. These local conversations have been supported by Session Resources and Small Grants to cover expenses.
We encourage Local Councils and Reconciliation and Community Groups to host Local Treaty Conversations.
If you are interested in hosting a Local Treaty Conversation contact the office on 9016 0657 or email: email@example.com
Reconciliation Victoria’s Treaty Engagement Project has had a strong response, with the first of our Local Treaty Conversations run by Banyule and Darebin Councils having attracted over 200 people and broadcast live by 3KND.
To learn more broadly about Treaty, including information about the Local Treaty Conversations, the Treaty Commission and other Aboriginal perspectives on Treaty, please visit our Treaty page.