DJAARA, the Dja Dja Wurrung Clans Aboriginal Corporation, is very disappointed in the outcome of the referendum.
For decades, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples have been saying we want governments to listen to us before making decisions about us.
While many Australians agree this makes sense, the nation has voted not to make this change to the Constitution.
But we will not let the referendum result distract us from our work.
This November, DJAARA will celebrate the 10-year anniversary of the signing of our Recognition and Settlement Agreement in 2013.
We will reflect on and celebrate our significant achievements and look ahead to how we will continue to make still greater contributions to our community.
We still have so much to do.