marie claire’s February issue, now on sale, features a campaign to push for the constitutional recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
The campaign centres on the Uluru Statement from the Heart, a document created in 2017 by more than 250 Aboriginal delegates from all over Australia. The delegates gathered at Uluru to identify amendments required for constitutional recognition of Aboriginal people and together wrote the Uluru Statement from the Heart.
Hailed as a paradigm shift, it maps a path forward for constitutional recognition and offers an open invitation from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to the Australian people “to walk with us in a movement of the Australian people for a better future”.
marie claire has invited prominent Australians to show their support for the movement including Jess Mauboy, Miranda Tapsell and Samantha Harris who grace the cover of the edition.
Julia Gillard, Jesinta and Lance Franklin, Peter Garrett, Nakkiah Lui and Benjamin Law are among the list of Australians to join them in showing support for this change.
Brands aligning with the initiative include L’Oreal Group, Dion Lee, Cue, Veronika Maine, Lee Matthews, Aje, Lorna Jane, Spell, Ginger & Smart, Carla Zampatti, ELK, Seafolly, Romance Was Born, Dr Lewinn’s, A’Kin, Beyond Blue and Salesforce.
marie claire editor-in-chief Nicky Briger said: “While the US, Canada and New Zealand have all moved to recognise Aboriginal people in their respective constitutions, Australia has not. There still isn’t any reference to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in the nation’s founding document. The time for constitutional change is now and marie claire is determined to champion this cause with the support of major local and international brands.”