Queensland is embarking on an important journey of truth-telling and healing, focusing on its Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history and current issues.
The Queensland Government is seeking leaders to steer a Truth Telling and Healing Inquiry and a Treaty Institute, aimed at fostering open dialogue and laying the groundwork for meaningful treaties with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.
The Inquiry will explore the historical and ongoing impacts of colonisation on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities in Queensland, aiming to reveal truths, acknowledge past injustices, and promote healing and reconciliation.
The Treaty Institute will be instrumental in negotiating and drafting treaties with First Nations peoples, a significant move towards Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander sovereignty and self-determination.
The leadership roles are vital to the effective operation of both the inquiry and the institute, with a focus on transparency, integrity, and cultural sensitivity. Ideal candidates should have a deep understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures, coupled with experience managing complex/sensitive projects.
The initiative seeks wide-ranging participation from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, ensuring their voices and perspectives are central. It is an opportunity for leaders dedicated to justice, reconciliation, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander rights to further Queensland’s reconciliation journey.
For more information on these roles and the application process, click here.