Screenrights acknowledges the Traditional Owners of country throughout Australia, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present. We recognise their cultural heritage, spiritual beliefs, relationship to land and waters, and acknowledge that they are of continuing importance to the people living today.
Screenrights’ core services were brought about in support of storytellers and educators. Our First Nations peoples are the original storytellers and educators of this land. The Uluru Statement From The Heart encompasses both a Voice, and Makarrata, “The coming together after a struggle… a process of agreement making… and truth-telling about our history.” In listening to this land’s first storytellers, we are afforded the opportunity to learn about our past. And in asking to enshrine a First Nations Voice in the Australian Constitution, the Statement From The Heart invites us to move forward – to walk together “in a movement of the Australian people for a better future.”
Whilst recognising that there are a range of views on the upcoming referendum, including those of our members, the Screenrights Board accepts this invitation, and supports a First Nations Voice to Parliament enshrined in the Constitution.