A new report released yesterday has found that more of the wider population are aware of the impacts of colonization and more people support reconciliation than ever before.
The 2021 State of Reconciliation report found that 79 per cent of the broader community believe that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are important to the identity of the nation.
It also found that 93 per cent of Indigenous people and 89 per cent of the broader community support a formal truth telling process.
95 per cent of the wider population also believe Indigenous people should have a say in the things that matter to them.
Chief Executive of Reconciliation Australia, Karen Mundine says now we have to work out how to build on these positive outcomes.
While the report brings good news, Forty-three percent of the broader community and 60% of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people agree that Australia remains a racist country.
The full report can be found here.