Jackie Huggins: Referendum and the Redfern Statement

Posted on: Wed 24 May 2017

Jackie Huggins is the co-chair of the National Congress of Australia’s First Peoples. She spoke with Lucy Kingston at the 2017 National Reconciliation Week Breakfast in Adelaide, covering her memories of the 1967 Referendum, and what has changed for the Indigenous community since then. She also spoke about her involvement with the Redfern Statement and her hopes for the final constitutional reform meeting in Uluru.

As a child Jackie helped her mother hand out how to vote cards for the ’67 referendum, and now, 50 years later, she is involved in the shaping of more proposed constitutional reform.

Hear what she has to say about what has changed for Indigenous Australians in that time, and what still needs changing.

A transcript of Jackie Huggins’ speech at the Reconciliation Breakfast, and further information on The Redfern Statement is available at the Reconciliation SA website here.

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