Lowitja O’Donoghue Oration 2018 Noel Pearson

29 May 2018

Bonython Hall, University of Adelaide

The Uluru Statement from the Heart: One Year On

Each year the Don Dunstan Foundation presents the annual Lowitja O’Donoghue Oration named in honour of Dr O’Donoghue.

One year on from the Uluru Statement from the Heart, our speaker for 2018 is Noel Pearson.

Noel is one of Australia’s most prominent Aboriginal lawyers and activists and this year delivered the Lowitja O’Donoghue Oration, one year on from the Uluru Statement from the Heart.

He comes from the Guugu Yimidhirr community of Hope Vale on the South Eastern Cape York Peninsula. Mr Pearson is a lawyer, and Founder and Director of Strategy of the Cape York Partnership. Mr Pearson also co-founded the Cape York Land Council, and helped to establish Apunipima Health Council, Balkanu Cape York Development Corporation and Indigenous Enterprise Partnerships. Mr Pearson served as a member of the Expert Panel on Constitutional Recognition of Indigenous Australians and the Referendum Council.


Watch Noel’s Oration




Presentation Slides

See Noel’s Presentation slides


Highlights Video

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