The Bell Ringer, the official blog of the CRTcollective. Regardless of where you
are in your CRT journey, The Bell Ringer is a place to gain new knowledge and
access to resources related to equity and justice. Our multidisciplinary blog
features posts from CRTc members and guest authors on an array of topics.
We invite scholars, activists, professionals, and students from around the
globe to share their knowledge, expertise, and lived experiences.
Send questions & inquiries to:
Managing Editor, Stephanie Birch
Empowering Indigenous Communities: The Global Impact of the “Yes” Vote for the Indigenous Voice to Parliament in Australia
Ramona Naicker, Medical Liaison Librarian at Monash University, Australia
CRTc Editorial Associate and Regional Lead
Graphic by Ramona Naicker
Abstract: Australia stands on the verge of a momentous and historic occasion in the southern hemisphere. On 14th October 2023, a pivotal event is poised to take place: a referendum with the potential to reshape the nation’s history, marking a significant shift towards reconciliation. At the heart of this transformative decision lies the “Indigenous Voice to Parliament,” a visionary proposal aimed at empowering and amplifying the voices of Australia’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples within the nation’s governance. This initiative holds deep global significance, echoing the challenges faced in colonised territories across the Americas, Canada, South Africa and beyond.
Stephanie Birch, CRT Collective Founding Member
Tom Cowin PhD Student, School of Global Studies, University of Sussex
Rob Dickinson, PhD Student, School of Global Studies, University of Sussex
Twanna Hodge, University of Maryland, College Park
Aisha Johnson, PhD, Georgia Institute of Technology
Stephanie Birch, University of Connecticut
Dr. Alice Corbel, University of Sussex
Dr. Anthony W. Dunbar, Dominican University