In February 2018, the former South Australian Government signed the Buthera Agreement with the Narungga nation, the First Peoples of the Yorke Peninsula.
The Buthera Agreement is the first significant step towards a state-based Treaty in SA and was the culmination of a year-long consultation process with Aboriginal South Australians followed by discussions between the government and three Aboriginal nations on Treaty.
The Buthera Agreement is the result of the former SA Labor Government working together with the Narungga nation and provides much needed resources to build the latter’s capacity to fully realise the benefits of the agreement and have greater input in key policy areas such as Health, Justice and Education. However, the recently elected Marshall Liberal Government has decided not to pursue Treaty as a policy direction and Treaty discussions have stopped.
What more can you do?
- Check out the SA Government’s website on treaty
- Write to Premier Steven Marshall, responsible for Indigenous Affairs and Reconciliation, to state your support
- Write to Shadow minister the Hon Kyam Maher MLC to state your support