I am a young public high school teacher, who lives, works and grew up in Adelaide on Kaurna land.
Why do you think the Uluru Statement from the Heart is important?
It recognises and impowers Indigenous Australians to support Australia's true heritage, providing power to dismantle systemic racism.
Why do you think it's important to enshrine the Voice to Parliament in the Constitution, rather than include it only in legislation?
Being enshrined in the Constitution legitimises this power further. It cannot be restricted later by other political ideals.
Why is it important for Indigenous people to have a say in the matters that affect them?
Self-determinisation. It is crucial for personal and collective actualisation. Further, it is crucial for any group to have this, especially those whom have lost the most due to colonialism an others gain.
How could a Voice to Parliament improve the lives of your community?
It could improve all facets of life, especially, education, health both physical and mental. Further, having an advocate for a minority group is crucial to not be lost by the tragedy of the masses in democracy.