Join us around the yarning table - in the park at the trainline end of Bogan St, Summer Hill.
Noel Pearson comes from the Guugu Yimithir community of Hope Vale in Northern Queensland. While studying at Sydney University in the 1980s, he lived in Kensington Road, Summer Hill.
For over 30 years, Mr Pearson has pursued key agendas to achieve land rights and socioeconomic development outcomes for Cape York. He co-founded the Cape York Land Council and negotiated with the Keating government to establish the Native Title Act 1993 after the High Court’s landmark Mabo decision rejected the fiction of terra nullius.
Mr Pearson served as a member of the Expert Panel on Constitutional Recognition of Indigenous Australians and continues to advocate for structural reforms to empower Indigenous people.
Mr Pearson will speak and take questions.