Statement From The Heart
“As far as a business plan goes, the Statement from the Heart ticks all the boxes: The why, the how and the what. Wouldn’t it be great if the government of the day had a compelling plan for the nation.” Seth Bogan
Over the past couple of years the momentum has been gathering within the community at large, and with politicians who are forced to take part, about the Uluru Statement from the Heart. The aim of this beautiful piece of writing is to open up a conversation within the country about how we can approach a new era of reconciliation and also to start to learn the true history of Australia. It would seem like good timing. While everyone praises the authenticity and the truth of brands and corporations, the value and purpose statements of start-ups and people-centric businesses, it is of critical importance for everyone to think about this next step for Australia.
The strength of the Statement from the Heart is in its positive tone and ambition for peace. “Makarrata is the culmination of our agenda: the coming together after a struggle… we seek a Makarrata Commission to supervise a process of agreement making between government and First Nations and truth telling about our history.”
We have seen, and helped produce, many strategies for change with clients. This is the strongest and most compelling change model I have seen in a cultural setting and I look forward to seeing the Statement implemented across the country and enshrined in the Constitution. By embracing historical truth we might even be able to understand other equalities and sustainabilities that will save the planet. Reconciliation Action Plan templates available here.