An Indigenous academic says a national Indigenous voice needs to come after there is proper representation at a local and regional level.
The campaign for an Indigenous voice is well underway as the Federal Government seek to hold a referendum within its first term.
The voice is a call made within the Uluru Statement along with the call for a treaty and truth telling process.
Professor Marcia Langton took part in a consultation process for the former government alongside Professor Tom Calma.
Professor Langton says the voice needs to be built from the ground up.