Such an important social issue here in Australia.
On April 19th 2015, I met with Aboriginal citizens whom have been camping in protest on traditional Nyoongar land (Heirisson Island) here in Perth, Western Australia.
The people who live at the Matagarup Aboriginal Refugee Camp are protesting the impending forced closure of over 100 remote aboriginal communities throughout Western Australia. Currently there are 60 people from several tribes and organisations showing solidarity together over the uncertainty that these remote communities face.Vivianne, 48 Manjidar – “We need our communities. If they are closed down, we will lose everything. Our connection to the land could be lost.”Ruthie, 52 Nyoongah “To be pushed off the land we’ve been living on for thousands of years, it’s very sad”Bella, 54 Nyoongah “We are making a stand for those who will be forced into homelessness. Everybody has to stand up and make noise. These closures have got to stop.”Herbert, 49 Nyoongah – “I am an activist and elder. Colin…
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