In February 2019, the Victorian Treaty Advancement Commission (the Commission), after extensive consultation with the Aboriginal community, announced the model for the independent organisation which will support Aboriginal communities to negotiate treaty. The democratically elected representative body will be known as the First Peoples’ Assembly of Victoria. Find out more
In 2018 Reconciliation Victoria collaborated with the Treaty Commission and local councils on a series of Regional Roadshows across Victoria, building community support and engaging non-Aboriginal Victorians to support the Treaty process.
Host a Local Treaty Conversation – Small Grants Available
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 will support 10 local facilitators to host 10 Local Treaty Conversations across metro and regional Victoria by 30th June 2019. These local conversations will be supported by Session Resources, including a Facilitator Guide, and Small Grants to cover expenses.
We encourage Local Reconciliation and Community Groups to host Local Treaty Conversations and if needed, apply for a small grant to cover event expenses. To find out more about Small Grants, including eligibility and grant requirements, download the Local Treaty Conversations Grant Guidelines.
If you are interested in hosting a Local Treaty Conversation, complete our Online Grant Application Form by 22 April 2019, 11:59pm.
Phase 2 of our Treaty Engagement Project will be launched at our Statewide Reconciliation Forum on 6 April 2019, at Mullum Mullum Indigenous Gathering Place. Find out more and register to attend.
For further information contact the office on 9016 0657 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
To learn more broadly about Treaty, including information about the roadshows, the Treaty Commission and other Aboriginal perspectives on Treaty, please visit our Treaty page.