His recommendations ahead of a referendum include adding three sentences to the constitution to establish the voice, as a starting point for discussion.
“Enshrining a Voice will be a national achievement. It will be above politics.”
The four-day Garma Festival is a celebration of the Yolngu people’s cultural and ceremonial traditions, drawing about 2000 guests. Source: AAP / Aaron Bunch
It comes a day after Mr Albanese was given a hero’s welcome when he arrived at the festival at Gulkula, a significant ceremonial site overlooking the ocean from deep within a stringybark forest.
It also provides a platform for the government, corporate and non-profit sectors to engage with Indigenous people.
After the ceremony, dozens of Yolngu dancers escorted Mr Albanese and the other leaders to the Bungul or ceremony site in an energetic and colourful display of their culture, where the celebrations continued as the sun set.