Roy Ah-See is a First Nation’s story telling expert and a proud descendant of the Wiradjuri Nation. A successful entrepreneur, a story teller, a social and emotional wellbeing advocate, a survivor of welfare dependency. His story is to inspire others. As a life coach and a recognised international speaker, Roy has presented and spoken to audiences as large as 65,000 people and has represented Australia’s First Nation Peoples at the United Nations in both New York and Geneva.
CREATORS OF THE ULURU STATEMENT CONGRATULATE LABOR ON VICTORY AND LOOK FORWARD TO WORKING TOGETHER TO IMPLEMENT ULURU STATEMENT FROM THE HEART
The Uluru Dialogue congratulates the Australian Labor Party and Prime Minister-elect Anthony Albanese on the federal election victory. This result represents a promising next step for a better future for all Australians through the implementation of the Uluru Statement from the Heart.
The Uluru Dialogue looks forward to working alongside the new Government in confirming a timeline to a referendum, enshrining a First Nations Voice to Parliament during its first term, as confirmed by Mr Albanese on 18 May 2022.
The Uluru Dialogue is encouraged by Labor’s continued support of the Uluru Statement from the Heart throughout the election campaign. With the result of the election now confirmed, it’s important that Australia moves forward, at pace, to make a constitutionally enshrined First Nations Voice to Parliament a reality.
The Uluru Dialogue will continue to work tirelessly to ensure the words in the Uluru Statement from the Heart become a reality, turning an election agenda item into a matter of national importance.
As the Uluru Dialogue stated in the Yarrabah Affirmation, we see the stars aligning soon. History is Calling.
Quotes attributable to Professor Megan Davis, Co-Chair of the Uluru Dialogue:
“On behalf of the Uluru Dialogue Leadership, we would like to congratulate the Australian Labor Party and Prime Minister-elect Anthony Albanese on their victory at the federal election. We are encouraged by Labor’s continued support for the implementation of the Uluru Statement from the Heart throughout the campaign and we look forward to seeing this come to fruition.”
“History is Calling, and the Australian people are ready to answer. The stars are aligning, and the Australian people are ready to make history. This is nation-building.”
“We are confident that under the leadership of Prime Minister Albanese, we will see a constitutionally enshrined Voice, then Treaty, then Truth, as set out in the Uluru Statement from the Heart. We look forward to working alongside the new Federal Government in implementing the Statement. We’re ready to go to work.”
For more information on the Uluṟu Statement from the Heart, visit https://ulurustatement.org/
Born and raised on Nanima Reserve, near Wellington, Roy grew up with a single Mum and eight siblings in a welfare dependant environment. He became a product of that environment, which lead to antisocial behaviour and alcohol abuse. At the age 18 Roy was incarcerated and looking at a long custodial sentence. An uncle of Roy’s became his guide and advised him about the need to turn his life around if he wanted to achieve his dreams, aspirations and goals. Roy listened to that advice and went to University as a mature age student and graduated with a degree in Social Welfare. He went on to work at various government agencies and at NSWALC as a Policy Officer.
Roy has told his story at many levels nationally and internationally. In 2015 he spoke in front of 65,000 people from all around the world. He’s presented papers at the United Nations (U.N) in Geneva Switzerland and New York City on issues ranging from human rights, social justice, self-determination and economic empowerment for the first peoples of this country. Roy is happily married. His son is a podiatrist, and his daughter is a lawyer.
Roy is the Co-Chair of the Prime Minister’s Indigenous Advisory Council, Chairperson of the NSW Aboriginal Land Council (NSWALC), a Board member of the Indigenous Business Australia (IBA), and Indigenous Land and Sea Corporation, (ILC). Adversity is a highlight of Roy’s journey. He shares his journey with others, and by taking them on a journey of self-discovery, he inspires and motivates people to be the best they can be.