Michael Mansell - A Prophetic Speech

February 13, 2019

by Charles Pakana, 3KND Treaty Correspondent

In the first part of 2016, various forums were conducted around Victoria to discuss the issue of Treaty. At one of those forums in Melbourne, Tasmanian Aboriginal leader, activist and lawyer, MIchael Mansell, gave the audience a great deal to think about with regard to Treaty.

At the heart of his speech, he addressed five key points, those being:

1. Land
2. Empowerment
3. A Financial Base
4. Social, Cultural and Education
5. And a commission to look at truth, justice and reconciliation.