"THESE dimensions of our crisis tell plainly the structural nature of our problem. This is the torment of our powerlessness."
This might be your first encounter with this quoted piece of writing.
The agony at its heart might speak to many.
Maybe you can ignore it, with an inclination to tell people to 'get over it'.
The quote is from the "Uluru statement from the heart".
In its entirety, the piece packs a swift, powerful, punch.
It only briefly mentions the immeasurable impact of incarceration rates and the removal of children.
But it's heart beat is palpable.
"This cannot be because we have no love for them," it reads.
It's a stunning full-stop at the end of a process which brought together the aspirations of Indigenous communities throughout the land.
But it is just a beginning as well.
It is addressed as an invitation to all Australians to walk together, acknowledge the crisis, end the torment.
It calls for an Indigenous voice to inform the federal parliament on decisions affecting first nations' people, which requires constitutional change.
And it calls for treaty and truth-telling about this history of this continent.
The statement is only two years old, its requests were informed and its vision was clear: a fuller expression of "Australia's nationhood".
"When we have power over our destiny our children will flourish.
They will walk in two worlds and their culture will be a gift to their country."
The statement is only two years old, but the government leaders of the day received it with a political timidness which could very well be the truth of their legacy.
The theme for this year's National Reconciliation Week is "grounded in truth walk together with courage".
Weeks such as these are crucial in fostering positive attitudes and real steps towards change.
Events have been held across the Riverina to support Reconciliation Week and impart the intended message.
The next steps will take courage, but like anything a challenging action is rewarded.
The reward is the embrace of the the full human history of the land.
A history we should never get over.