Queensland’s Interim Truth and Treaty Body (ITTB) will be in Ipswich on Wednesday listening to the communities’ views on the state’s Treaty process.

The ITTB have been travelling across the state gathering information on the best way to establish a First Nations Treaty Institute and a Truth-Telling and Healing Inquiry – once the Queensland government’s Path to Treaty Bill is made into law.

The landmark reform is expected to pass parliament next month and will lay the groundwork for Treaty-making with sovereign Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Queensland and the state government.

The 10-person independent Interim Body hosted two Community Yarning Session in Brisbane over the weekend, and co-chair Aunty Cheryl Buchanan says the public forums are becoming more popular as word travels.

Cheryl Buchanan

Aunty Cheryl, a Guwamu Nation Elder from southwest Queensland, encouraged everyone to attend the next round of Community Yarning Sessions to hear from the ITTB first-hand and express their own views.

Cheryl Buchanan

For further information you can visit www.truthandtreatyqld.org.au

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