Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

Supporting the survival, dignity and wellbeing of Our People

Tuesday, 16 June 2020 at 12:13 am
Melbourne metropolitan
Department of Premier and Cabinet

The Declaration is the foundation of Council's work 

The United Nations General Assembly adopted the significant Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples in 2007.

However, there is still much to be done in realising this commitment and Council calls for all Victorians to join us in affirming that:

Indigenous Peoples are equal to all other peoples, while recognising the right of all peoples to be different, to consider themselves different, and to be respected as such.

We all have a part to play

We ask that each of us recognise in ourselves, our workplaces and our institutions, the rights of Indigenous Peoples.

To support this respect for our Peoples, Council has produced four A4 sized posters for you to download and print. The posters reflect the shields in Council's logo and represent the four environments that make up our Country:

  • gold and ochre represent desert sands and dry country
  • green for the forests and grasslands
  • blue for the waters, rivers and lakes
  • purple represents our Countries in the metropolitan regions as well as in the basaltic and volcanic plains

View Council's affirmation and download the posters