Churchill Fellowship: Truth Telling, Healing and Sustainability


Truth-Telling on a Global Scale

Discussions about the reconciliation movement globally through their research with the Churchill Fellowship.

In 2023, Noongar Leader Robyn Smith Walley AM and CEO of Reconciliation WA CEO Jody Nunn commenced a powerful journey exploring international models of truth telling, healing and sustainability. They travelled to New Zealand, Canada, Europe (Germany and Sweden), and South Africa to look at models and impacts of past and contemporary Truth Commissions for Indigenous peoples worldwide.

Through observing and considering the instruments and experiences of the Truth Commissions, they developed a deeper understanding of the environment where healing and justice have been achieved or missed. They met with Indigenous leaders globally and those who supported the process and continue to focus on this important work. The research will provide important context for Western Australia’s continuing truth telling work, in particular the Wadjemup (Rottnest Island) truth telling process, which is supported by the Western Australian Government.


Hear from Robyn and Jody

Attend the forum in person or online

24 Jul

Community Events: Churchill Fellowship: Truth Telling, Healing and Sustainability (Online)


What is the Churchill Fellowship?

The Churchill Fellowship is a prestigious grant awarded by the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust. It provides nominees with the opportunity to travel abroad to conduct research in their chosen field, bringing back new ideas and innovations to benefit their communities. The fellowship is named in honour of Sir Winston Churchill, and it aims to perpetuate his legacy by supporting projects that align with his interests in education, healthcare, social welfare, science, technology, and the arts.

The aim is to empower individuals to make a significant impact in their fields and communities through the knowledge and experience gained during their travels.


Where did the fellowship take them?

Robyn and Jody's global journey:

Melbourne, Australia

Wellington, New Zealand

Waitangi, New Zealand

Winnipeg, Canada

Vancouver, Canada

Nuremburg, Germany

Kiruna, Sweden

Umea, Sweden

Cape Town, South Africa

Johannesburg, South Africa


We are looking forward to sharing our journey with you and to

spread our newly learnt knowledge about the Global

Reconciliation Movement

Robyn Smith Walley AM and CEO of Reconciliation WA CEO Jody Nunn


Engaged Organisations in the Global Conversations

Yoorook Truth Commission

New Zealand
Treaty of Waitangi
Waitangi Tribunal and Te Arawhiti
Waitangi Treaty Grounds
Te Papa Tongarewa Museum

National Truth Commission
National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation
Qikiqtani Truth Commission
Reconciliation Canada
City of Vancouver
Canadian Human Rights Museum
Museum of Anthropology
Museum of Vancouver
Indian Reserve School Dialogue Centre

Museums of Nuremburg
Memorium – Nuremburg Trials
City of Nuremburg
Flossenbrg Concentration Camp

Samediggi Sami Parliament
Sami Truth Commission
Ajite Saami Museum
Race Biology Institute

South Africa
Truth and Reconciliation Commission
Robben Island
Amy Foundation
Apartheid Museum
Nelson Mandela Foundation
Desmond and Leah Tutu Foundation