As indigenous leaders gather at an Uluru recognition forum, young delegates say they're standing on the shoulders of giants and are proud to take up the fight.

Aboriginal Australians don't want simple constitutional recognition, they want a treaty, a voice in parliament and a truth commission to go to a referendum.

Organisers of a national indigenous constitution summit in Uluru have played down a walkout by several delegates who claim their voices are being ignored.

The controversial Northern Territory Intervention began in a small community near Uluru, and locals say a decade later they still suffer crippling disadvantage.

A treaty is the best mechanism to advance the lives of Aboriginal people, not symbolic constitutional recognition, an Uluru summit delegate says.

As the 50-year anniversary of the groundbreaking 1967 referendum approaches, here's a look at what the campaign achieved for Aboriginal Australians.