On Episode 61 I yarn with Thomas Mayor. Thomas is a Torres Strait Islander man born on Larrakia country in Darwin. Thomas is the author ofFinding the Heart of the Nation – The Journey of the Uluru Statement towards Voice, Treaty and Truth and the children’s book, Finding Our Heart. He is also the national Indigenous officer and Northern Territory branch deputy secretary of the Maritime Union of Australia.
Thomas strongly advocates for three changes essential to Australia’s growth as a nation: a First Nations’ Voice to Parliament enshrined in the Constitution; a Treaty between the Australian Government and First Nations People; and truth telling about the nation’s history.
Listen to our yarn as he explains some of the history and background behind the Uluru Statement From The Heart and how the Australian community can get involved, support and “walk with us”. We share stories of parenthood and a little sneak peek into his new book due out in September. A truly fascinating yarn!
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