Day 299: Boomerang / Lake Tyers

Day 299: 4am

[Admin Gee] Click the picture to visit the original post and read the letter. Comments on the post also include addresses and alternative pollies.


Day 299: 7.30am


Day 299: 8.30am

I written a letter to the premier of Western Australia Mr Mark McGowan about going on the news to Announce to the public and community that the western Australia government are not going to close community down and that they have to work with elders an community leader to improve community life. On top I told them any law that is going thought parliament must go to the people to be put to referendum so the people can vote on it and that western Australia government must do the right think and work for the people because the people voted them in and they must do the right think an keep they promest why they was voted in the first place or you going to do the same think like former premier Mr Barnett. This is the Western Australia government reply to me please read and what you think?


Day 299: 9.30am


Day 299: 1pm

Lesson to be learn.

Aboriginal meaning= away from original.
Original meaing= Original person of this land.
First nation meaing= first people to the land. 
First people meaing= first people of the land since creation.
Traditional owner meaing= The attitude of buying and selling of the land.
Custodian meaing= Caring for country and for mother earth.

First lesson to be learn.


Day 299: 8.30pm

[Admin Post] In a heated NAIDOC line up of speeches in Darwin today, the focus was on the continued NT intervention. Clinton’s Walk for Justice feature two speakers and the DCC dance incentive creating awareness of incarceration: One Mob Different Country.

Auntie Josie Crawshaw of the ‘No Justice – Just Us’ campaign spoke about CDP – Community Development Program (which was CDEP – now minus the word “Employment”) work for the dole and Centrelink’s Mutual Obligation requirements. The reality of being breached is resulting in starvation, personal and family breakdown continuing as a serious oppressive situation of epidemic proportion in community right now – on our watch – before our very eyes in this day and age 2017.

Work for the dole with no Work Cover, union representation or superannuation is modern slavery, with the Basic Card and Income Management breaching human rights and basic human dignity. This together with suspension of payments in part decided on by privatised job network agencies is driving suicide rates, family breakdown and child removals, petty crime and arrests to unprecedented levels – the highest in the world.

Since the intervention, the paperless arrest judicary and punishment “lock em up” system is perpetuating the loss of cultural continuance, language, community and family kinship, totemic heritage and local ecological knowledge. This is continued genocide. Mutual Obligation and youth detention are forcing this generational gap as more people must move off country. The administration costs of income management and paternalistic punitive approaches from government policy could be going to more early awareness, education and community initiatives that encourage and facilitate incentive and reward in local enterprise and small business, land care, arts and cultural development.

Again and again we are calling on the government to listen and act together on the concerns of our Elders and community representatives.

John Lawrence spoke of the term JUSTICE. The opportunities the Royal Commission into Youth Detention have brought to highlight these injustices, the entrenched racism and perpetual genocide occurring in Australia, while this nation boasts of being one of the wealthiest contries in the developed world. Its position on the UN Human Rights Council is a joke Mr Lawrance said, the senior lawyer giving a personal case example of the consequences of locking up a 14 year old to whom every level of government including the Minister are continually complicit.

The stark reality is why the emphasis is going to building bigger prisons and detention centres when we could be building better schools with better education, better support and services in prevention, rehabilitation and training. He went on to acknowledge we are tired of words, policies and political tricks, calling Parliament House a junk yard, a circus and how important it is to keep standing together in the truth that Soverienty has never been ceded.

– Admin Toby

From Larrakia Nation website:

One Mob Different Country is a program that has been operating out of the Darwin Correctional Centre (DCC) for approximately 12 years. The program allows low-security Indigenous prisoners who have demonstrated good behaviour to take part in performing traditional aboriginal dances at events – including community, government and not for profit organisations. The dancers have been given permission from the Elders of the Beswick and Barunga communities to perform certain dances and songs from that region.

The name One Mob Different Country refers to the fact that the dancers themselves may come from different communities (different country) but they come together as a group to dance (as one mob). The dancers are not paid to perform. Instead the funds go to the Department of Correctional Services to support this enterprise program and others – for capacity building and creating a positive, sustainable future for those in the program.

Accompanied by live music of clap sticks and/or didgeridoo.

$1,950 (+gst) for approximately 15-20 minutes duration

http://larrakia.com/talent-view/one-mob-different-country/

https://nt.gov.au/…/priso…/one-mob-different-country-dancers

Bonus Video


Day 299: 4.30pm

The smoking and welcome to Country at Boomerang. – Noonie

Bonus Video: These birds came over the top of us as the smoking ceremony started. Circled two times then drifted away. Was good to see it happening.

Day 295: Bairnsdale NAIDOC Events

Day 295: 6am

Good morning everyone  it a other beautiful day. We having a march today in Bairnsdale. Everyone in Bairnsdale please come today to the march and I see you all there 


Day 295: 7am


Day 295: 9.30am

Feeling proud today marching in Bairnsdale with Koori nation mob. Also wearing the possum skin with proud that was giving to me by little Eliza from Melbourne. 


Day 295

The march on Monday, from the weight bridge to the start of the walk to the first round about. – Noonie

Bonus Video


Day 295

The march to the Bairnsdale Corporate Centre. – Noonie

Bonus Video


Day 295

The march, raising the flags, a bit of a talk inside befor, a feed and more talking then Clinton went to the Telstra shop, then to a meeting place befor heading back to where we are sleeping. – Noonie

Raising the flag video.

Day 271: Bubup Wilam & Homeless of Melbourne

Day 271: 9.30am

Good morning guys yesterday the team and I when to visited the Bubup Wilam day care center to see the kids. We when in to see the kids at the age of 4 year old and 5 year old to talk to them about the walk and I was showing them how far I have walked and i was telling them how they can chance they dream.

The little once at Bubup Wilam giving me think to take with me to tell the prime minister of what they want done for our people. We did a little march and a little protect together  So decided in returned to give them a gift of a pair of my shoes I walk in and I give other gift.

I what to thank Lisa from the day care center of Bubup Wilam for invited us and thank the little ones for seeing us

[Admin] Bubup Wilam: http://bubupwilam.org.au/


Day 271: 12pm

Last year this young Gunditjmarra warrior and supporter of Clinton’s Walk, Isiah, spent all his saved up moneybox money – $140 of his own pocket money – to put on a feed for homeless mob in Fitzroy.

This year, Isiah saved his money and used it to buy a new pair of boots for Clinton to wear the walk to Canberra. What a little legend!

After learning this story, we thought it only right to help the young fella continue his tradition of helping the homeless.

And so on Sunday afternoon, we will be co-hosting a public event with Democracy in Colour in honour of Isiah. The event will be held at Victoria Trades Hall and will provide free food for those in need.

This is also an opportunity for homeless folk and supporters to come along and get a chance to meet with Clinton.

Catering is being generously provided by Lentil As Anything.

Come along and support a great kid, have a great feed and meet with Clinton and the Walk For Justice team before they leave Naarm.


Day 271: 12.30pm

We visited Bubup Wilam for Early Learning, this is for 4 year old kids and up, they are well looked after here and they do their best, the kids liked Clinton’s visit, they are following Clinton’s walk, this encourages them to be involved and engaging the education side of following on the map of were Clinton has been and going. It is great for the children. – Noonie


Day 271: 1.30pm

Some of the children, photos from the front can not be taken, but they are involved in this walk.

Today we moved to another place to stay for a few days, went to see some kids, that are having a hard time in their lives at this young age and we seen them been engaged in this walk. Went and seen the Indigenous affairs that are engaged with the present for our future. We all need to learn what is going on with the Government and the word Treaty. When talking with and about the people that lived here on this Great Land, that after the Empire came here, named it Australia.

Today we are talking about our future, on this Continent, about the Lands, of many Nations on their Countries, with no Treaty today with them. Think about the word Treaty, it is in peace today, that our future can be made to last as long as we chose. The knowledge of the Earth, of the people that lived here today and befor the Empire came here, is needed to make Mother Earth health again. They know their lands, they are better for the Earth and they should lead the way. The word Treaty, is what the government needs. The word Treaty is what the people need to live on Countries in peace and in harmony with the lands and with the people’s of this their Earth, their Earth ( that word Treaty again ). The future is our future to choose. Or the Government will take us were ! 

These grownups their photos can be taken from the front and they are also involved in our present, our future and we all need to learn out pass, so today we can all have our photos taken from the front and make our future what is best for us all, not to let the government continue with it’s agenda for us. It is our future, to get it right and to address the wrongdoing of the pass, make the future ours, it is time to stand up. – Noonie


Day 271: 4.30pm


Day 271: 5pm

Just here tonight in Melbourne street with the homeless mob talking with them and seening how they are an what it like living on the street of Melbourne.


Day 271: 8pm


Day 271: 9pm

We went to the peanut farm, a rehabilitation center, Clinton had an invite, another good day. – Noonie

Bonus Video

Day 270: Melbourne; Guest Posts, Visits

Day 270: 7am

[Admin Gee] Thank you Victorian Aboriginal Health Service!


Day 270: 2pm


Day 270: 3.30pm


Day 270: 4pm

I just wanted to thank Adam Bandt from the green political party group in Melbourne for having the time to meet me yesterday and to talk about think of how the green political party can help with the walk and gain support for the walk.

I have ask him also if he can, but I been told he is, is to send email to the governor general in Canberra to meet us when we get there. We talk about if he can send email to other green political party group in each state to support us of what we are doing and to meet us when we reach they area.

I like to thank Adam Bandt and his friend Rob for taking they time to meet me yesterday.


Day 270


Day 270: 6pm


Day 270: 6.30pm


Day 270: 8pm

(pics) These guys… Part 4

Day 269: Melbourne; After the March

Day 269


Day 269: 8am

[Admin Luke] Oh wow, lots of donations have come in overnight. Thank you all so much! Our crowdfund is about to break $20k!!!

Keep it coming, let’s make sure Clinton and the team get ALL the way to Canberra!

photo credit: thirdeyefirst photography


Day 269

[Admin] Our Orations: http://murrupbarak.unimelb.edu.au/engage/our-orations


Day 269: 9am

Good morning guys before I began the day of doing stuff in Melbourne. I just wanted to thank everyone who came last night for the night march thought Melbourne and joining me on my walk for justice. The march last night and rally we did was fanatstic and amazing we stop Melbourne in it place and we hit number 1 spot on Twitter of most talk.

Everyone on Twitter and Facebook has been talking about the march that happen in Melbourne last night and we are getting bigger and stronger each day.

I what to thank the warrior resistance group for organising last night event with my admin team. I what to thank Arika Waulu, Dtarneen Onus Williams, Meriki Onus and Gabi Briggs for the amazing hard work to make sure that last night event when well. So thank you Warrior resistance and evey one else for the amazing march last night.

We still got a long way a head of us on the walk. But we all know something need to be done and this why I walk to make a stand for justice and fight for change. We hope in time when we reach Canberra that everyone who come last night and those before well meet us in Canberra to join us to make a stand for Justice.

Thank you warriors resistance and thank you everyone for last night.


Day 269: 10am


Day 269: 10am

Some photos of the last day we were walking towards Melbourne. – Noonie


Day 269: 12pm

It is time we must start looking at doing national day of rally across this country in each state at Parliament house and out in town an community. If we don’t start looking at fight back for our right as human bean and as a multicultural nations for our future and for our child future. Our country it self well start looking like American or start looking at a country becoming a third world country and we don’t what that. In time we well start looking at a National day of rally for justice and this need to be done before all well be lost.


Day 269: 1.30pm


Day 269: 8pm

[Admin Gee] Thank you Tina and Kara Lea for letting us share this deadly dude!

“Here’s my Gunditjmarra warrior Isiah with Clinton after giving him his boots xxx
#proudnanny#loveyabrotherclinton#clintonswalkforjustice


Day 269: 8pm


Day 269: 11pm

Homeless in Melbourne – Garry

Day 267 & 268: Pre-March Melbourne

Day 267: 11am

[Guest Post] Drawing of Clinton, an indigenous Australian man currently walking across country from Matagarup/Heirrison Island in Perth to Parliament House in Canberra, following songlines and visiting communities along the way, where he will eventually be seeking an audience with the Prime Minister and address the many injustices against the First Nations people of this land.

Pen on paper/card – 2017

Jolon Larter


Day 267: 12pm

Our lunch stop and the people we had meet today, great people. – Noonie


Day 268: 9.30am

Good morning all don’t forget today is the day we march thought Melbourne. So get ready and bring what you need for today march. I well see you all this afternoon at the march.


Day 268: 11am

[Admin Gee] Flashback to our very first video back in Perth on Matagarup…. we’ve come a long way team!


Day 268: 12pm

[Admin Gee] Don’t forget to send us your pics today Melbourne! Thanks to the Naarm Support Team for this beauty!


Day 268: 1pm

Just passing through Hillside. – Noonie


Day 268

On the road today heading to Melbourne. – Noonie


Day 268: 1pm

Perth man walks 4000 kilometres for Justice – arrives Melbourne JUNE 6

Clinton’s Walk For Justice in Naarm (Melbourne)

What: 100’s of supporters and Warriors for Aboriginal Resistance march with Clinton into Melbourne

Time: Tuesday, June 6, 5pm – Press conference (Parliament Gardens), March at 5.30pm

Location: Begin at Parliament Gardens, march to Flinders St Station

On the evening of June 6, Clinton Pryor and his support team from Clintons Walk for Justice will walk into Melbourne to be joined by hundreds of supporters after travelling 4000 kilometres on foot since leaving Perth in September last year.

Clinton has been walking to draw attention to the issues facing his people – such as the high rates of Aboriginal people jailed, and suicides of young people, the closure of remote communities, and the strongly growing movement for treaty.

“Our sovereignty was never ceded and our rights as the first nation peoples of this land should be recognised and respected. We want a treaty and a real say in decision making.

Clintons Walk For Justice will join the Warriors of the Aboriginal Resistance in a march through Naarm (Melbourne), beginning at Parliament.

Clinton Pryor, a Wajuk, Balardung, Kija and Yulparitja 27 year old man from Western Australia has been on his walk since September, and he will have been on the road for a full year by the time he reaches Canberra (Via Sydney), where he and his team will deliver strong messages on behalf of the people and communities they have met with right across the country.

So far Clinton and the team have travelled through the dryness of the Gibson desert, all the way to Uluru and on through the blistering heat of summer to Coober Pedy, Port Augusta and Adelaide city.

Clinton’s Walk For Justice began out of a need within Clinton to do something about the forced closure of Aboriginal communities, and that strong theme continues.“The government has been slowly cutting off services in these communities – denying basic human rights like water – they are clearing people off land, so they can no longer care for country – and its all for mining companies to make a profit,” said Clinton.

“We know the land very well, we have been living off it for thousands for years. We know very well how this land and the environment works. It’s time for you fellas to listen to us… it doesn’t just effect our people… every other person suffers as well as the wildlife. Our elders should be given back control over our communities,” he concluded.

Facebook Event for March: https://www.facebook.com/events/1864352090449006/

Clinton’s Walk For Justice is entirely grassroots organised and funded: gofundme.com/clintonswalk


Day 268

We finish the day and to get to drive into the City. – Noonie


Day 268: 1.30pm

[Guest Post] At Victorian Aboriginal Health Services woo! – WAR Mob


Day 268: 1.30pm

[Guest Post] Clinton got an awesome reception and feed from staunch aboriginal community here. Hearing about the concerns with treaty process. Clinton talking about communities he has met who have to travel 40km for fresh water. Ancestors Lands being destroyed. – Nicola


Day 268: 2pm

[Guest Post] car collecting signatures on the journey 🙂 – scorpiohh


Day 268: 2.30pm

Video courtesy of Victorian Aboriginal Health Services


Day 268

Clinton at the Victorian Aboriginal Health Service to talk to the people their, a good welcome he received. After finishing here we walked into Melbourne for the march. – Noonie


 

Days 265 & 266: Bacchus Marsh

Day 265: 9am

Good morning everyone before I get into the walk today to make my way towards Melbourne. I just wanted to thank little Herbert and his mum Jan for coming out yesterday to come and see us and also help us out with some food.

What to thank little Herbert for doing a 10km walk with me yesterday’s and giving us his speak box so we can use it to speak at rally or march.

Thank you Herbert and Your mum Jan


Day 265: 9am

If people a looking for us. We sited up our camp at Bacchus march town. But today we need to go back to ballan town, that where we stop our walk and we drive to Bacchus town to find accommodation for last night and for tonight. So today we be driving back to Ballan town to start the walk again where we stop the walk to start the walk again to make our way to Bacchus town to camp for a night again.

We are walking thought the back road to Bacchus town if people need to know where we are. Than tomorrow morning we be making our way into Melbourne city going thought the back way into Melbourne thought Carolina spring suburb and continued our walk down to federation square. When we reach federation square we be looking for a place to setup camp or look for accommodation so we can setup a base. So we can use this base as a home to go to after a long day of busyness in Melbourne. We are going to stay in Melbourne for at less 8 days doing stuff and seen people than after our time in Melbourne we well start getting ready for the long journey to Sydney.


Day 265: 10am


Day 265

Saturdays walk and some of the views and things to see. – Noonie


Day 265: 3pm

[Guest Post] Clinton near Ballan – Katie on Twitter (Katie’s Instagram)


Day 265: 5pm

The sun rise, then from Ballan on to Werribee Gorge State Park then Finishing at Bacchus Marsh. – Noonie


Day 265: 6pm

[Guest Post] Would love to say a big thank you to this beautiful young man Clinton. My daughter missed out on seeing him in the day time due to school she had made him a little bracelet to wear an was upset she wouldnt see him so my mum inboxed clintons page an luke replied to my mother saying that Clinton wouldn’t mind if she popped up to see him 31/5/17 (Ballarat) Thank you Once again for putting a smile on my daughter face an letting us take some photos of you Clinton be proud an good luck an safe trip – Kim


Day 266: 6.30am

Everyone please get behind my good friend Murrawah Maroochy she amazing strong person who standing up for what she believe in and standing up for the land an the great barrier reef up there in Queensland. I support her 100% and stand behind my sister Murrawah no matter what happen. Adani mine must not go ahead guys. Her and her people need all the help she can get. So please help and show your support to her and her family to stand against Adani mine. Your amazing my sister Murrawah  I stand with you all the way

Please share and show your support


Day 266: 7.30am


Day 266: 8am

– Garry


Day 266: 8am

It time we make our way into Melbourne. Melbourne our second city, here come the spirit walker who walk for justice


Day 266: 9.30am

People need to know where we are. We are walking thought the back way on a hwy into Melton town. Then we been coming into Melbourne thought Carlisle spring Suburb.


Day 266: 11am

We have left Bacchus Marsh and on our way towards Melbourne. – Noonie


Day 266: 1pm

Just now in Melton where we being feed – Garry


Day 266: 6pm


Day 266: 9pm

This is from the sign says Deep Creek Cutting, to were we finish for the day. – Noonie

Bonus Video

Melbourne Media Release

Clinton’s Walk For Justice in Naarm (Melbourne)!
March for Justice on June 6

Click on the picture to go to the Facebook Event

Time:   Tuesday, June 6, 5pm (March at 5:30pm)
Location: Begin at Parliament Gardens, march to Flinders St Station
What:   Supporters March with Clinton’s Walk For Justice

On the evening of June 6, Clinton’s Walk For Justice will join the Warriors of the Aboriginal Resistance in a march through Naarm (Melbourne), beginning at Parliament Gardens.

Clinton Pryor, a Wajuk, Balardung, Kija and Yulparitja man from Western Australia has been on his Walk For Justice since leaving Perth in September last year.

Clinton and the Walk For Justice Team are headed for Canberra, where they will deliver strong messages on behalf of the people and communities the team has met with right across the country.

Clinton says two messages are coming through very clearly from Aboriginal communities right now:

“First – our sovereignty was never ceded and our rights as the first nation peoples of this land should be recognised and respected as sovereign.

And also our elders should be given back control over our communities.”

So far Clinton and the team have travelled through the dryness of the Gibson desert, all the way to Uluru and on through the blistering heat of summer to Coober Pedy, Port Augusta and Adelaide city.

As they move through country, the team take part in traditional welcoming ceremonies and meet with local community members to hear their stories, discuss issues and take on their messages.

Now the team have crossed the border into the cold Victorian winter, and are rapidly approaching Melbourne before heading on to Sydney.

Clinton’s Walk For Justice began out of a need within Clinton to do something about the forced closure of Aboriginal communities, and that strong theme continues.

Clinton’s walk is about working together and building mutual respect between Aboriginal people, and between ALL people living on Aboriginal land here in Australia.

To hear more about Clinton’s experience and what he and the team have learned as they walked right across the country, join Clinton and the Walk For Justice team on June 6.

Quotes attributable to Clinton Pryor:

“I started this journey walking from Perth to find the truth and find a new way for Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people in Australia.”

” I have never been to Melbourne before, so I don’t know what is going to happen yet, but we do know it be something to remember. Melbourne will be big.”

“In Canberra I want to bring Aboriginal leader an elders from a cross this country together, also none Indigenous people, to meet and talk about the issues our way.”

Clinton’s Walk For Justice is entirely grassroots organised and funded.

For comment contact: clintonswalkforjustice@gmail.com

Click here to download this media release. 

Day 264: Ballan

Day 264: 4.30am


Day 264: 8.30am

Hello everyone before we get into the walk today and head of to Melbourne I just wanted to thank Mr Tony Lovett from the Koori Hub and the Ballarat Masters Football Club for helping us out by helping with getting our cars served at the mechanic by covering the cost. Thank you Mr Tony Lovett for assisting us with help mate

I also what to thank Sgt Mel Peters from Ballarat police by calling the police in Melbourne to look at helping us out with assisting to escort us over the Melbourne bridge when we walk into Melbourne from west side of it. I hope that the police of Melbourne well help us when we make our walk into Melbourne.

Thank you Sgt Mel peter

[Guest Post] Thanks for the wrap Clinton. Regent Auto in Ballarat Arena Mclaren did a great deal looking after your cars, the Ballarat ACJP picked up the tab for the remaining repairs. I just facilitated it.
Once again, thanks for stopping in Ballarat and sharing your story and inspiration! – Tony Lovett

[Admin] Ballarat Regent Automotive Services


Day 264: 9am

Good morning guys we on our way into Melbourne


Day 264: 11am

I have walk over 4,000 something km now I doing this walk for everyone to bring unity in this country. I walk for my family who i stood with on Heirssion island for 16month who fought for homeless an forced closure of community. A strong family I have and a proud family I have who just what our community to be reopened up and get back on with our live. I Walk for community that been close down to get them reopened up. We stand strong and proud and we a ready to fought for anyone who need help.

I walk to end poverty in community around Australia, I walk for ever homeless person who live in this country who need a home. I walk to bring everyone together to bring unity forward to get justice for everyone and for our self. This walk is for you my family back home in Perth, this walk is for my people, this walk is for all my friend who stood with and this walk is for everyone else. This government for to long has hurt us all and it time we get justice served.


Day 264

– Garry


Day 264: 12pm

We have left Ballarat, on our way. – Noonie


Day 264: 1pm

Thank you NITV for publishing this story about the walk and it good you written it down well about time. Please have a read guys a real story to read about why I walking and what I have notest been in community, station, homeland and town. It time for them to listen when I get into Canberra.

I ain’t walking to Canberra to see the prime minister. I walking to Canberra to see the governor general because a none is a none it time we talk to the queen right hand man ask for the one of royal family to come here to see us all.


Day 264

On the old Melbourne rd – Garry


Day 264: 3.30pm

This is Herbie had the day off school to walk with Clinton – Garry


Day 264: 6pm

We just coming over the hill of Melbourne and I can say I never seen a big city before bigger than Perth there so much light woo😱 this me and my team first time coming into Melbourne in our life😨


Day 264: 6.30pm

We had a young walker with us today. His mum was keeping an eye on him, Herbert was no problem, not long after this photo Herbert and his mum headed home. Thankyou Herbert for the company, thanks to his mum for bringing Herbert out – Noonie


Day 264: 7pm

We made it to Ballan. – Noonie