Good morning guys here the video from BBC world news that they playing all day on they channel to get the Clinton walk for justice out to the world. The one man march for indigenous rights, who well soon have thousands marching with him in Canberra.
Day 354: 9am
I quick shout out to family who marching today at 1:00pm back at home in Roebourne town Pilbara country area. If you live around the area family an friend please go and march with everyone today. This About justice and it the right time to get justice for our people in the Pilbara area an across the country.
Day 354: 9am
Day 354: 9am
[Admin Toby] Senior Constables Larkin & Thompson of the Mittagong NSW Highway patrol congratulating Clinton and wishing him well on the walk
Day 354: 9.30am
Day 354: 9.30am
Day 354: 10am
Keep donating guys we all must there guys an we need all the help we can get to Canberra and then the long journey back home to Perth.
[Admin Gee] We may have finished collecting donations to support The Walk For Justice but Clinton is now preparing to head back to Canberra for the November 4 National Gathering and is taking 5 Noongar Elders with him.
[Admin Toby] Thankyou for all your work Barry McKay 😄👣
Day 353: 8.30am
[Admin Luke] In case you missed it when we posted an image of the physical paper version… Article from the Sunday Times
Day 353: 9am
[Admin Luke] BRISBANE FOLK: There are LOTS of tickets still available on the bus from Brisbane to join Clinton in Canberra. We really really need to fill these seats up so PLEASE BUY A TICKET and come along!!
You can also buy #PayItForward tickets for people who can’t afford their own.
Day 353: 9am
[Admin Gee] The Team are currently attending a Welcome and a School Visit but will be resuming the walk today from the Mittagong Hotel, walking towards Goulburn along the Old Hume Hwy and probably the M31.
Will update as we hear more!
Day 353: 10am
[Admin Luke] Good news, the Governor General will definitely be in town and available to meet with Clinton on Wednesday next week…..
We just might need to raise the pressure a bit to get him to actually come out and have a proper meeting with Clinton and the Elders at the Aboriginal Tent Embassy
More info soon.
Day 353: 1pm
[Admin Luke] Just got another reply from the Governor General’s office. He’s refusing to come out and discuss issues with Clinton and Aboriginal Elder’s at the Aboriginal Tent Embassy. Instead his office insists only on a 1-on-1 conversation, and only up at Government House.
I think it’s time for you all to give their office a phone call and politely ask the Governor General to come out and meet with Clinton and the Aboriginal Elders at the Aboriginal Tenty Embassy on September 6.
Here’s the number: (02) 6283 3533
Where is the respect for Sovereign First Nation people?? Clinton has walked 5500km, Elders are traveling from across the country and the Governor General refuses to come out and hear their stories and take their messages for the Queen??
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Day 353: 3pm
[Admin Toby] 8 people on the walk today 😃👣
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Day 353: 5pm
All my life I had a dream to make a difference in this world an now I getting closer to the end of the most amazing journey I could ever done in my entire life to archive some thing good that we’ll go down in history for ever.
[Admin Toby] In a movement to educate wider Australians of ongoing Indigenous wage discrimination, during the lead up to the 50th anniversary of the Wave Hill walk-off in August 2016, a flash mob style “art installation” was staged as a form of protest which took social media by storm.
The First Nations Workers’ Alliance followed as a new organisation formed alongside the Australian Unions. With CDP workers and the community they serve to give a voice to workers being exploited, while campaigning to end the CDP and replace it with a program that works for Indigenous people rather than oppressing them.
We were really pleased to see Zachary Joseph Wone caught up with Clinton in La Perouse!
Here is more info about FNWA from Australian Unions:
The Turnbull Government’s Community Development Program (CDP) is depriving tens of thousands of people of that opportunity. It’s punitive, heavy-handed and racially discriminatory and the Union movement is determined to see it removed.
CDP workers are not actually classified as workers. They get well below the minimum wage (the dole pays $11.60/hour or $290/week) for working for 25 hours a week for non-profit and now for-profit businesses.
They are not covered by the Fair Work Act, they don’t have Federal OHS protections or workers compensation and they can’t take annual leave, sick leave or carer’s leave.
Those under the CDP are forced to work up to three times longer than city-based jobseekers to receive welfare payments.
CDP workers have 70 times the financial penalties imposed upon them than non-remote dole workers.
Fines for missing activities under CDP – which coverers a tiny fraction of the population – account for more than half the total penalties across the entire welfare system.
Good morning guys please donate we need all the help donation we get for the team to get food equipment and other thing we need and after Canberra it the long drive back home to Perth. Please share and tell your family an friend about the walk for justice about the event on September the 3th also tell them to help donate.
Good morning all calling out for assistance for LR licence drive to help drive the second Clinton walk for justice shuttle bus and to help people walk and rest on the bus. I need this LR licence drive by today this afternoon because tomorrow we heading of down the road to get closer to Canberra. We are in Mittagong town if people need to know where we are. So please if anyone that has a LR licence to help please message me thought Facebook message or on Clinton walk for justice page thank you.
Day 347: 8am
[Admin Luke] Do you live in Queensland and want to join Clinton’s Walk for Justice in Canberra for the big celebration on September 3? Well Democracy in Colour have organised a bus trip from Brisbane!
Tickets are subsidized and will be very popular, get in quick though because they may sell out fast!!!
Word been going around saying I going to treaty with the government. Who said I was going to speak about treaty to the government. People thing I dont know anything try as many. When I have said I going to the governor general and speak to the represent of the crown to talk about treaty between two Sovereign country. I only going do that if only all the serious elder’s who a coming agree on it. If they say no I not going to do it. I listen to my elder and follow culture way and not lising to other people agenda to change my view on what I trying to do. I getting sick to death with people jumping the gun with non-think never happen yet. People need to pull up and think for a sec. I have organised a big meeting in Canberra with everyone when they arrive to talk about issues and what need to be done to start moving thing forward. The topic well be talk about treaty and what tip of treaty need to be done to make sure to save our culture, lore, land and most of all to getting think done so we can help our people an the future generations. There be other talk about issues but like how I said I not going to do anything without elder and everyone else agree on thing.
People trying to hijacked my walk to push for they agenda. I also going to speak out about this people trying to hijacked my walk. I have walk a long way from where I have started to now people should respect that. I be speaking out for justice for those who never got justice for love once, community that a living in 3rd world condition, community that been close down like my family community was close down and half of my family die living on the street and other issues we collected ever sin been on the journey. This walk was never easy it is a hard road to walk on but at less we know now I getting closer coming to the end of this amazing journey. People should respect what I have done and not go jumping the gun when you should know none thing have not been done yet. But remember who the person walk all that way Clinton walk for justice.
Day 347: 12pm
[Admin] Coming from Sydney ?
Did you know Democracy in Colour have arranged for transport to Canberra.
Tickets are selling, so be quick
Day 347: 12.30pm
[Admin Lisa] Welcome to the Event Page for the final days of Clintons Walk for Justice.
This page is where you will need to check in, we will post daily about where to join the walk, what progress is being made and any other important information that we feel you need to be aware of. Please read the current expectations:
👣 Joining the walk 👣
What you need to bring :
You will be responsible for your own food, camping gear, water, money and any other costs incurred while walking.
We would love you to bring your commitment, your sense of humour and your deepest respects for what Clinton has achieved in the last year and how important this last final part of his walk is.
We want to keep the fires burning, so if you are coming to the Aboriginal Tent Embassy please bring some wood to offer, funds for yourself and a sense of unity and purpose.
We want to use this opportunity to remind people that Clinton is THE ONLY spokesperson for his Walk for Justice .
We will not tolerate any unsociable behaviours, drugs and alcohol are not appropriate or acceptable and you will be asked to leave if any of these basic courteous rules are not followed.
Everyone is welcome to join in but it is up to you to work out where, when and how.
There are buses available for people who may be having a tough day or just want an easier day, the buses can also be used to store your camping gear on during the day so that you are free to walk.
The Admin Team are flying over to join you all next week and we want to take this opportunity to thank you all for your help and support in getting us over there. It is really appreciated and we couldn’t have done any of this without you !!
Day 347: 12.30pm
[Admin Lisa] Coming from Melbourne ?
Did you know Democracy in Colour have arranged for transport to Canberra ?
Tickets are selling, so be quick
[Admin Toby] This time last year was the 50th Anniversary of the Wave Hill walk-off, which is commemorated every year by a festival at Kalkaringji and Daguragu. This video clip captures the parade on the path of the walk-off, concert and fireworks to a live edit of ‘From Little Things, Big Things Grow’.
On the 23rd of August Vincent Lingiari led the workers and families to walk off Wave Hill station and begin their seven-year strike. Initially, a strike against work and living conditions, it soon became a long campaign for the return of thier most sacred lands.
In 1967, Gurindji petitioned the Governor-General, claiming 1,295 km² of land near Wave Hill. Their claim was rejected. While Dagaragu would eventually become the first cattle station to be owned and managed by an Aboriginal community, today known as the Murramulla Gurindji Company, it took many years before the Gurindji achieved this.
In 1969 the Liberal-National CountryCoalition government was given a proposal to give eight square kilometres back to the Gurindji. Cabinet refused even to discuss the issue.
In support of the walk-off there were demonstrations and arrests in southern Australia and many church, student and trade union groups gave practical and fundraising support to the Gurindji struggle.
Vincent Lingiari, Billy Bunter Jampijinpa and others toured Australia, with the support of workers’ unions, to give talks, raise awareness, build support for their cause and have meetings with major lawyers and politicians. Frank Hardy recalled at a fundraising meeting, a donor gave $500 after hearing Vincent Lingiari speak. The donor – who said he had never before met an Aboriginal person – was a young Dr Fred Hollows the eye surgeon.
Hardy also records Pincher Manguari as saying:
“We want them Vestey mob all go away from here. Wave Hill Aboriginal people bin called Gurindji. We bin here long time before them Vestey mob. This is our country, all this bin Gurindji country. Wave Hill bin our country. We want this land; we strike for that.”
In 1975, the Labor government of Gough Whitlam negotiatiated with Vesteys to give the Gurindji back a portion of their land. This was a breakthrough in the land rights movement in Australia.
“I want this to acknowledge that we Australians have still much to do to redress the injustice and oppression that has for so long been the lot of Black Australians.”
The handback took place on 16 August 1975 with Whitlams speach and the famous gesture of pouring sand into Vincent’s Lingiari’s hand.
Day 345: 10.30am
Day 345: 11.30am
Just got giving a possuim skin to wear to Canberra from the elder’s of Mittagong town. It look beautiful, amazing an it a honour to wear it. They giving it to me to wear it until I finish the walk off and I when I finish the walk i we’ll give it back to the elder’s in Mittagong. Thank you guys so much for this.
Our start to the day to our lunch break in Appin. 22nd. – Noonie
Day 345: 12.30pm
[Admin Toby] Update: Clinton is approaching Mittagong today. 👣🐾
One of the buses will shuttle people from Campbelltown between where he is, and each camp site for the night. ⛺️
And the rules on the bus go round and round 😀🚌🎶 Pick up’s are along the main road only. No drugs or drinking – elders and children are priority 👍
Day 345: 12.30pm
[Admin Luke] Hey all, Admin Luke with a quick reminder that we’re still trying to raise enough funds to cover the cost of bringing the Admin Team and Uncle Noel over to join Clinton in Canberra!
We’ve almost made it all the way to our goal, just $1460 to go!!
That said, we’re also considering adding an extra $500 to help bring Clinton’s lady across to join us too..
After lunch through the Pass to the end of out day. – Noonie
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Day 345: 6.30pm
When you got little supporter and kids who look up to you as a hero to them. Also on top dress up like you and going to walk with you when you walk into Canberra. How cute is this little man. Thank you Danielle M Baxter for sending me this picture of your boy.
Our day on the 22nd of August, another enjoyable day in paradise. – Noonie
Good morning guys first I just what to thank Benchy from Busfleet Australia for helping us with two bus and use this bus to help everyone with the walk as we get ready to head towards Canberra.
I what to thank you Benchy from bus fleet for helping us and we well look after this bus very well until we finish the walk into Canberra. I we’ll let you know if we need a three bus. Thank you mate.
The other think I we’ll putting a update of what happening and where we are an how you can catch up by the bus picking you up. So please keep a eye out for the update when I go live for the final walk into Canberra.
Day 344: 9am
Day 344: 10am
Day 344: 2pm
[Admin Toby] Transcription of David Suzuki at the National Day of Action, Campbeltown NSW. 30 October 2016.
“You see, the issue is not one of racism, its about a colonial mindset and the battles you are having here are the same battles we are having in North America and in South America and in Africa. A colonial mentality that is not interested in Mother Earth.
I am astounded at the fact that you – Indigenous people still exist on this Land after all thats been done to you and I thank you. I thank you because we depend on you now, we need your leadership and the way of seeing the world that you have.
You see we have been blanketed by a mindset that does not see Mother Earth but sees resources and opportunities and its become a very powerful force – I am not Indigenous but I am here to say I am with you – to battle, because I am against the same mindset.
Someone said earlier that you want justice; you can not expect justice from a system that is built on denying the biggest crime of them all, which was that people came here and took your land! How can you have justice from a system that was built on that great crime to begin with?
So what I say is ‘we are now in a battle around the world’. A battle against the mentality that no longer sees the Earth as sacred. That no longer sees the Earth as our Mother. The very source of our lives and our well being.
And this is not any longer something that only Indigenous people have, it is people like me, people around the world who are beggining to realise that to talk about sustainability means that the only people on the Planet that know about sustainability are the people who have lived in place for thousands of years. And through the mistakes and failures and successes of their Elders, understand deeply what it means to live on the Land – with the Land.
So I just want to say thankyou. Thankyou for hanging on despite the horrors of what you’ve lived through. Your hanging on to something and we non-Indigenous want to work and help you work – with you, because we’ve got to overthrow the mentality that is ultimitely destroying this Planet.”
Monday the 21st. Our walk into Mittagong. To be welcomed to Country. – Noonie
A good ending to the day at Mittagong. Good people an a great day this day. – Noonie
Early this morning. I never had the earge to howl at it. But I have. The dingos do sound a lot better than me, after I had turned off my alarm early one morning in the west, the dingos howling started first one, then two then three, soft and a gentle howling, no sound of aggression, just an answer to a strange sound of music they have never heard befor. Bitter sweet, they had heard the sound of the violin. They must have like it. They have good tast in music. – Noonie
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Clinton’s Walk For Justice calls for support rallies and events to be held all across the country on September 3, as Clinton’s big Canberra arrival event is held.
We’ll be calling on the Governor General to meet with Clinton and begin discussions about treaty – sovereign to sovereign.
We encourage all people – from the cities all the way out to the remote communities – to take part in a national day of action to push for treaty and address issues of injustice faced by both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people.
Some event ideas you could use:
A big bus-ride to Canberra!
Convoy to Canberra!
Organise rallies in your city or town!
Hold big gatherings,
Do a dance for justice,
Put up posters and banners in public,
Write letters to the Governor General and mail them all together on Sept 3
Or maybe do your own walk for justice through your town!
And make sure to create your local events on Facebook and let us know about them through the Clinton’s Walk For Justice Facebook Page, we’ll help you spread the word! You can even make us co-host if you like!
Non-Aboriginal people – it’s time to stand up in support of treaty and justice for Aboriginal people, come stand with us.
Help us finally move this country forward.
Democracy in Colour have organised a series of buses running from major cities to Canberra for this event. It is ticketed and we will be updating as we hear more. Check the Facebook Events page for more details.
Please also see this post from Admin Lisa RE Tent Embassy Camp Rules and What To Bring.
Day 332: 6am
Day 332: 8.30am
Got a email from The Museum of Australian Democracy.
I work at the Museum of Australian Democracy, based at Old Parliament House, across the road from the Aboriginal Tent Embassy in Canberra.
Clinton we’ve been following your journey with great interest and we’re all excited about your arrival in Canberra, especially now you’ve named the day.
We’re a museum that collects items that, amongst other things, represent people’s efforts to bring about better conditions for people and raise awareness of different issues.
I’m contacting you to see if you would be interested in donating something to the museum from your walk. We would love to be able to display something that tells visitors to the museum about your journey and what you were aiming to do. We’re thinking about something like one of your many pairs of worn out runners, or a flag or banner, or maybe something that someone gave you during the journey.
If you’re is happy to do this we could do a handover on the day of your arrival, when I imagine media will be there, to add another dimension to your arrival, or we could do it in the days afterwards, depending on what demands there are on your time.
Day 332: 11am
BBC news from London has email me asking to do a live interview over in London on Skype about the walk for justice. They most of gotten the story from The New York Time. The BBC news in London has over 44million follower. If I do it I know the British government and royal family will be watching it. The three think I be letten BBC news is that.
Opinions.1 = It time for the crown to had back the country of the land down under to the sovereign ower of this land we live on. It is because this country was never your in the first place your systems is a illegal and there is no treaty in place.
Opinions. 2 = On the behalf of my people and the Australian people we call on the Crown to come down here to deal with this matter we have with the Australian government because the Australian government is no long a sovereign British parliament. It now a Australia corporation government sin 1972 and this government put this law in place without putting it into a referendum for the people to vote on it and they a not following original constitution law.
Opinion. 3 – On the behalf of my people the sovereign people of this land. We call on the crown to Finley come forward and to ask for represent on the behalf of the crown to come down to the land down under to talk about treaty between us and the crown.
We what to move this country forward and we as a musculature people what the crown to hand back this land to Sovereign people an leave as friends. But we what governor general practice to be place by a governor culture council who is run by Sovereign elder’s and there be chairs for none indigenous. So the power is given back to the people and that this government should be over seen by the people.
This what the people of the land down under what.
Day 332: 12pm
Day 332: 12pm
Join us for an afternoon tea, enjoy the children’s dancing act
& meet Clinton Pryor on his quest for justice walking from
Western Australia to Canberra in protest against the forced
closures of Indigenous communities.
Day 332: 1pm
We should be free like the white population an we black of aboriginal blood wish to have our freedom for all our life time.
– William Barack 1860 photo taking from wurrundjeri people –
Day 332: 1.30pm
Wednesday the 9th start of the walk to near Berry. – Noonie
Day 332: 1.30pm
The Spirit Walker is coming on a special trip Worimi country, he’s very excited to meet everyone here in the Newcastle & Hunter regions to tell his story, listen to a man that has crossed the land so he’s voice can be heard, be part of his spiritual journey, not only is he your voice to his own country but he is a voice to all of us to call the land home.
• There will be a welcome to country
• Your chance to meet with Clinton for some Selfies 😉
He’s completely crowd funded and he’s here is our guest in Worimi Country everyone is welcome, and please if you could Bring something to help his cause and get him to Canberra.
There will be donation buckets – money is okay but he really needs is gift cards for Groceries, Clothes and Fuel for his Road Crew.
He looks forward to coming up on a special visit, so let’s make some noise.
At the end of the day we a all aboriginal people because we all from the earth. It just some government bull crape naming an title on a group of people to cause division in society. When we should all know we are one because we come from the earth.
Day 313: 11.30am
[Admin Toby] The Larrakia petition followed an earlier 6-point petition from the Larrakia people and their supporters in March 1972, calling for the McMahon government to establish a commission to negotiate treaties with Indigenous language groups. This appeal was described by Judith Wright as, ‘the first move in the direction of the demand for treaties’.
The wording of the petition were in response to the reply from Prime Minister McMahon in June, 1972, rejecting the call for treaties with Aboriginal people, and stating that it was not appropriate to negotiate with British subjects as though they were foreign powers.
According to the National Archives of Australia, in their publication Memory of a Nation ‘The petition was forwarded to the Queen’s representative in Australia, the Governor-General [Sir Paul Hasluck], and was deposited in the National Archives in 1975.’ The complete document is available on-line on the National Archives website (NAA 1973c).
Day 313: 12.30pm
The walk from Eden to Pambula. – Jack
We were at Pambula school today, a good family gathering and then we gathered to do some walking. – Noonie
I’m disappointed and piss at the failuring of the justice system in this country that allowed a man find not guilty for manslaughter after killing young Elijah.
Day 313: 1.30pm
No justice, no peace justice need to be served before this country get divided into two group and we well be back at square one again. Justice system has failed the people of Kalgoorlie and Elijah family.
I was walking this morning and i came a cross a section of the Forrest has been cut down from login. I when out to the open and sat down and think about this place was once a Forrest with beautiful wild life but now it non-thinking but dead land.
This section of the Forrest opened my eyes and made me release what destination can do to the nature it self and greed of man can do to mother earth. We as a human race must change our way or we well live in a world of non think but polited land and what live on this earth with us well be gone an I mean the wild life it self.
I know in my heart we can change our way’s and I believe we can to help mother earth real health it self and not a loud greed to get the best of us.
My people live here for over 100,000 year something and we managed to take care of mother earth. But technology in the last 200 year has destroyed a lot of the earth it self. It time for the world an world leader need to listen to first people around the world who know how the land work, it time for everyone to listen to us or everything well be lost because of greed.
Day 309: 8.30am
Hey guys help donate and every donations help us get to Sydney, Canberra and back home to Perth. We a still walking an all donations help us get food, fuel and other think we need to continue our walk to Canberra.
Please share this go fund page with your family, friend and other to ask to donate an help so we can continue our walk.
From our starting point to the top of the mountain at Letts Mountain Road. – Noonie
From Letts Mountain Road to the Towamba turnoff. – Noonie
Day 309: 6pm
We have stop at the Two Mile Road were we have deen picked up today. We will be starting from their tomorrow to finish the walk into Towamba. – Noonie
Imlay Rd to the turnoff to Towamba. – Noonie
Day 310: 8am
Here a story from the New York Time about the walk. This is the Australia New York Time version but it also go to United state The New York Time for the American people can read about the walk to. They be meeting me on the road before I reach Sydney to write a story than they well publish the story online so Australia people can read it and also United States people can read it to.
Day 310: 10.30am
Hey guys this is for tomorrow. We be getting into Eden town by town afternoon. Please share so all the mob in Eden an around the area can see what we doing on Thursday an Friday cheers.
Day 310: 12.30pm
Day 310: 1pm
From Two Mile Road to Towamba – Noonie
Day 310: 3pm
Clinton arriving in Towomba and been greeted by Towamba Public School group. – Noonie