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 233 & 234: Hahndorf & Mt Barker

Day 233: 5am

On our way to Hahndorf, had breakfast their and on our way to Mt Barker. – Noonie


Day 233: 9am

Good morning guys it another beautiful day of walking up in this hill. We was walking down the road near a farm this morning. This little horses see us so they come running down the hill fast as they can to come up to us to say hello.


Day 233

– Noonie


Day 233: 9.30am

Hey guys if you what to know where we are. We are in Hahndorf town walking towards Mount Barker town. We are walking thought the back way not on the Fwy guys.


Day 233: 6pm

Up to our stop for the day, then to our camp for the night. – Noonie


Day 234: 5am

From day break to the drop off and to the underpass. – Noonie


Day 234: 6am

We have just came through Mt Barker. – Noonie


Day 234: 10am

As you may know that a week a go I put up a statues about me been nominated for award for National Indigenous for human rights. Well yesterday afternoon i give the NIHR a call to let them know that i couldn’t make it to Canberra by may 10 and that i must keep to the walk I’m doing. But they ask me to ask some one to go an be respective on my behalf go in Canberra to collected the award.

A lot of people may say why would you do that and not go. You should go and collected the human right award for courage because of what you a doing. Well for started I when on this walk in the first place to make a difference and to fight for justice for everyone.

Second of all I don’t need a award yet when we all know I have to finish this walk first before collecting a award like that manly a human right award for courage.

Three of all it dose not feel right going all the way to collected award where the walk finish. When I know i need to make sure I have to walk it there to finish the walk of.

In my heart I must stay true on what I believe and stay true to the people why I went on this walk in the first place. I don’t need a award for what I’m doing. I’m already been awarded thought this walk why because I get to meet beautiful people on this walk, talk with elders, kids and family, meet my people on they country area to talk about issues, walk on country to see the beautiful land and wildlife and most of all walk a cross a country in the foot step of my old people seen traditional time to make a stand for justice and for change.

I have ask the NIHR to let me know on Friday who have won the awarded so I can put on Facebook saying well done to you and keep up the amazing work your doing. I what to walk it and do the right think by my heart and listen to my heart what it tell me to do. I stay true on who I’m and show the people what person i’m. A true man who stand for the people.


Day 234: 6pm

Hey guys just letting you know that tomorrow at 1:00pm the walk make it way into Murray Bridge town. Please if your from Murray Bridge or around from the area you can meet us at the corner of Adelaide hwy and Old Princess hwy next to the information center or at the caravan park.

Please if you walking with us tomorrow please get there at 12:30pm or before 1:00pm. Then we start making our walk down towards Sturt Reserve Park where there is going to be a BBQ, elders and other think to.


Day 234: 7pm

[Admin Toby] After almost half a day of searching along the roads, Peta found Clinton and the crew!
We would like to add Peta is 9 months pregnant! Wow ❤️👍


The rest stop to the car and say goodbye to our walkers. – Noonie


Day 234: 9pm

[Guest Post]

Day 222 & 223: Leaving the Ports

Day 222: 3am

Point Pearce. Narungga Country. A little rugged here, with lots of colours and lots of difference in the land scapes. Spending another day with good people, listing to the good and again the sad stories we have been listing to along the way to Port Wakefield. – Noonie


Day 222: 7am


Day 222: 7.30am

Time to listen to some Eminem song lose yourself and start getting ready to head into Adelaide. Let do this😬


Day 222: 9.30am

On my way down south now towards Adelaide way  let get the walk for justice into our first city


Day 222:11am

Clinton is on his way to Adelaide, we have enjoyed our stay in Port Wakefield. Another good place to stay. – Noonie


Day 222: 11.30am

I got nominated in finalist for human rights Anthony Mundine courage award

Dear Clinton Pryor,

Congratulations, you are a finalist in the 2017 National Indigenous Human Rights Awards (NIHRA). The category you are a finalist in is the Anthony Mundine Courage Award.

We would appreciate your attendance at the Gala Dinner to be held on Wednesday, 10 May 2017 at the Mural Hall, Commonwealth Parliament of Australia at 6:30 pm for 7:00 pm. Dress for the event is lounge suit.

For your information a copy of the NIHRA finalists media release is attached.

Please advise of your attendance as soon as possible via return email or contacting Louay Moustapha on 0404 313 414.

Congratulations again and I hope to see you in Canberra!

Kind regards,

The Hon. Shaoquett Moselmane MLC
Convenor
National Indigenous Human Rights Awards


Day 223: 12.30am

These are along the road. – Noonie


Day 223: 6pm

[Admin Gee] And a HUGE thankyou goes out to the team at Lifewear who have been amazing at answering all of our questions and queries along the way. They have also been doing the Supporters Tees at cost price, so that all profits go straight towards the walk. Thank you Lifewear!

PS. Check out their new NAIDOC range!


Day 223: 6.30am

Good morning guys  quick update I just wanted to thank Aboriginal Corporation Point Pearce Narungga Land Council and people for welcoming us into the country area. The team and I wanted thank you for putting on a lunch for us, showing us around, how thing been going for you guys and want you guys are trying to do for the people of Narungga. Also on Top thank you guys for helping us by donate $500 dollar to our cause.

We want to thank Graham Walker, Eddy Newchurch, Ernie Wilson, Kaylere Ojoughl, Ross Webb, Dylan Walker and Renata Miller.


Day 223: 10am