The COVID-19 pandemic crisis could represent an opportunity to live up to all the recent talk of reconciliation in Canada.
There aren't enough international and domestic laws to address how the interests of humans and the needs of wildlife overlap.
University, religious and sports gatherings often begin with an Indigenous Land acknowledgement. But what do they mean? And how can settler groups begin to walk the talk?
The recent nuclear explosions in Russia serve as a reminder of the threat that nuclear weapons pose. Canada is uniquely situated to work toward the elimination of nuclear weapons globally.
Queensland has become the latest state or territory to embark on an Indigenous treaty process. But for lasting progress to be made, the federal government cannot shirk its responsibility.
A report on primary health care found New Zealand fails to deliver good outcomes for Māori because the state does not stand aside to allow Māori to take charge of their own affairs.
Historically, western corporate maps have been privileged over Indigenous ones. But given the essential debate of territory in resource conflicts, maps are a crucial tool.
As treaty negotiations begin in Victoria, each party will have to accept the other’s legitimacy; that their own power is not absolute and unconditional.
The rejection of the Referendum Council's Report has derailed Indigenous constitutional recognition. Treaties at the state and territory level offer a clear path forward for meaningful reform.
The government has rejected the Referendum Council's call for a national Indigenous representative assembly to be put into the Constitution.
Implicit in Malcolm Turnbull’s and Bill Shorten's arguments that an Indigenous 'voice to parliament' would be a big change is the notion that it may be too difficult.
Treaties have to be the foundation for constitutional recognition, not the reverse.
At the same time as it’s become clear that Indigenous people won't accept a limited change, the right in Australian politics has become more determined to oppose any amendment.
Indigenous Australians have issued a statement calling for constitutional reform that is substantive and meaningful.
Guaranteed representation reduces the distance between policymakers and the people for whom policy is made.
No treaty between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians has ever been recognised, but developments at the state level suggest this may soon change.
In early December, the nations of the world are poised to take an historic step on nuclear weapons. Yet Australia sticks out like a sore thumb among Asia-Pacific nations in arguing against change.
The ABC has missed a rare opportunity to deeply engage with the diversity of views among Indigenous Australians about whether and how they should be 'recognised' in the Constitution.
Next week, Australians will look back at one the most significant moments in the struggle for Indigenous rights.
The longer the process of recognising Indigenous Australians in the Constitution goes on, the more debate is likely to split and fracture.