Honi wants a Voice that implements the wishes of First Nations people, that gives true control over their lands and waters. We should not settle for less.
In real terms, a constitutionally-enshrined Voice has the potential to enable greater exercise of sovereignty.
There is little prospect that a “No” vote would provide an impetus for a move towards Treaty and Truth. Instead, it would deter any government from pursuing meaningful steps towards justice for First Nations communities.
As students, the Editors of Honi Soit support a “Yes” vote. However, we do not wish to reduce the scope of the Voice debate to simply a decision to vote “Yes” or “No”.