With 60,000 years of genius and imagination in our hearts and minds, we can be one of the groups of people that transform the future of life on Earth, for the good of us all.
We can design the solutions that lift islands up in the face of rising seas, we can work on creative agricultural solutions that are in sync with our natural habitat, we can re-engineer schooling, we can invent new jobs and technologies, and we can unite around kindness.
We are not the problem, we are the solution.
So reads the Imagination Declaration, written by 65 Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australian students aged 11-18. The Declaration is a challenge to the Australian prime minister and education ministers to involve young people – and Indigenous Australians in particular – in making policy about their future.