Joint statement from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leaders sends out a message of unity and strength

With two gifts, the elders of Mutitjulu summarised six months of talks and prepared for the long political fight to come.

“That’s the weapon,” Mutitjulu Community Aboriginal Corporation chairman Sammy Wilson told professor Megan Davis, one of the leaders of the constitutional reform process, handing her a fighting stick, a smoothly shaped piece of wood. “You point this at the government: we want referendum.”

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