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2017: Uluru Statement from the Heart made by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leaders

250 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leaders have endorsed the 2017 Uluru Statement from the Heart after an exhaustive and comprehensive two-year consultation process around Australia that was designed and led by Aboriginal people. Targeted structural change is called for through the Statement by establishing an ongoing First Nations Voice to Parliament, and a Makarrata Commission ‘to supervise a process of agreement-making between governments and First Nations and truth-telling about our history’. In 1967, Aboriginal people were counted as citizens of their own nation. Today, they seek to be fully heard, to walk with others, and to build a better future for all Australians.

World Youth Day

World Youth Day is celebrated every year in local churches and every two or three years at the international level. It is now celebrated at a Diocese level on Christ the King. Lisbon, Portugal will host the next international gathering for World Youth Day in 2023.